The NCCU office of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety has made provisions to ensure the proper identification, collection and disposal of hazard chemical wastes generated on the campus. The program is administered by EOHS, and funding is provided by Facilities Services and individual departments.
The Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 established the guidelines for hazardous waste regulations and introduced the concept that the generator of a waste is responsible for its proper management from initial purchase to disposal.
North Carolina Central University is classified as a large hazardous waste generator. The procedures described below are intended to facilitate the correct identification, suitable collection measures and timely disposal of hazardous chemical waste.
These procedures apply to all faculty and staff who generate hazardous chemical waste. Hazardous waste is generated in many campus locations, including BBRI, Mary Townes Science Building, BRITE, Facilities Services (auto, HVAC, paint, plumbing and housekeeping shops), Department of Theatre Prop Shop, Athletics, and Physical Education (swimming pool).
All faculty and staff will follow these established procedures for handling hazardous wastes. All potentially hazardous chemical wastes must be disposed of in accordance with published federal and state regulations.