Waste Management

Suffolk University is committed to protecting the environment as well as the health and safety of our staff, faculty, and students. Here's how we make good on that commitment.

Biohazardous Waste

We promote the safe handling and disposal of all biohazardous waste in an environmentally sound manner consistent with all applicable regulations. Biohazardous waste can be defined as blood, any bodily fluid, or other potentially infectious material (OPIM) that would create a concern for public health, including blood-borne pathogens.

Hazardous Waste

We promote the safe handling and disposal of all hazardous waste in an environmentally sound manner consistent with all applicable regulations. Hazardous waste is defined as:any material having the characteristics of flammability, corrosivity, toxicity, or reactivity.

Generators are required to coordinate management of all hazardous and biological wastes at Suffolk University with the Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS). OEHS will ensure that hazardous and biohazardous waste management is performed by properly trained personnel.

Universal Waste

Universal wastes are generated by various departments at Suffolk University. They contain metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and copper, and other substances hazardous to human health and the environment. Examples include computer monitors, ballasts, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, and some electronic devices. These materials cannot be thrown out with the regular trash and must be disposed of in accordance with all applicable regulations.

Please contact OEHS regarding any waste information and/or disposal at: 617-573-8628 or 617-570-4849