Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Materials Management (HMM) is responsible for the collection and proper disposal of chemical, radioactive, and biological waste generated throughout the 27 million square feet of facilities during teaching, research, and clinical operations at the Ann Arbor campus. The HMM Program supports the University community by providing professional services and oversight.

Technical Support / Training

HMM provides technical support and training to the University community on proper labeling, packaging, and manifesting of biological, chemical, and radioactive waste in compliance with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Transportation, Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Michigan Act 451 regulations. Strict compliance with these regulations ensures the waste is managed, transported, and disposed of properly while reducing potential liability to the University. HMM provides Emergency Response/ Incident Command Training to units within the University.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality require generators of hazardous waste to utilize a 12 digit EPA Identification Number to track hazardous waste from the point of generation to final disposal. This EPA ID number is unique to each U-M building or series of buildings within predetermined campus zones and can be referenced by building name in the list below. This EPA ID number must be entered on all hazardous waste manifests and container labels at the time the waste is generated. To locate your building EPA ID Number, click on the EPA ID Locator link below and follow the on screen instructions. If your specific building is not listed, contact OSEH HMM for assistance at 763-4568.

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