Nonhazardous Waste

Non hazardous waste is all chemicals that do not display hazardous characteristics.  Hazardous characteristics are: flammability, corrosivtivity, reactivity, or are an EPA listed waste

To dispose of chemical nonhazardous waste, contact the EHS office to obtain a Drake ID waste stream number.  All waste must have a nonhazardous waste label affixed to the container before used and the label must contain the following information:

  • the chemical names of all constituents of the waste
  • no abbreviations are allowed, ie AgNO3
  • the first day waste was put in the container
  • the Drake ID waste stream number

All nonhazardous waste containers must be kept closed at all times unless adding waste.  All waste must be put in EPA approved containers.  To obtain these, contact the EHS office.  All waste must be kept in a satellite accumulation area. When the container is full, contact the EHS office for pickup.

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For questions concerning nonhazardous wast contact: EHS office

University News
April 21, 2014
John Forbes, PH’80, owner and manager of Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale, was selected to receive the 2014 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). As part of this honor, he will deliver the 2014 Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture on Wednesday, April 23.