Hazardous Materials Management

Mercury Disposal on Campus
Keep mercury out of the environment by properly disposing of items containing mercury and cleaning-up any mercury spills.

Compact Fluorescent Lights - Use & Disposal
Use of Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) significantly reduces energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, however, due to the small amount of
mercury they contain, CFLs need to be collected for recycling.

Chemical Donation Policy
Controlling chemical inventory is an important part of responsible chemical management. Chemical donations must be approved before acceptance.

Hazardous Material Security Plan
The DOT requires that the College have a plan to protect against the treat of terrorist acts.

Transporting Hazardous Materials
Requirements and regulations from the US Department of Transportation.

Refrigerant Use Program
Guidelines for the appropriate health and safety requirements when working with refrigerant.

Disposal of Medical Sharps
Massachusetts regulations prohibit disposal of needles or other medical sharps in the trash or recycling.

Disposal of Expired Medications

Expired over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications should not be put in the trash of down the drain or toilet. Students should bring expired OTC and and prescription medications to Health Services for proper disposal.  Faculty and staff should contact their local Board of Health for disposal options in their community.  Drop off boxes are located in police stations in South Hadley, Amherst, Belchertown, Northampton, Easthampton and Granby.