The University of Iowa

Waste Pickup Information

Contact information and areas of expertise can be found on the Contact Us page.

Weekly Pickup Schedule

Label Request Form

Request the following types of labels using this form. Labels are free of charge and will be sent through campus mail.

  • Chemical Waste
  • Radioactive Waste Tags
  • Biohazardous Waste Certifications
  • Universal Waste (Aerosol Cans, Batteries, Lamps and Mercury Containing Equipment)
  • Used Oil
  • Beryllium Warning

Chemical Waste

Includes batteries, thermometers, used oil, paint, drugs, and aerosol cans.

Radioactive Waste

Biohazardous Waste

Request to Test Unknown Form

Controlled Substances

To dispose of outdated, damaged, or otherwise unusable or unwanted controlled substances, contact John Silka in EHS at 319-335-8031.

Oil and Used Oil

Universal Waste

Includes aerosol cans, batteries, lamps, and mercury containing equipment.

  • Chemical Waste Pickup Request Form (use for aerosol cans, batteries and mercury containing equipment)
  • Lamp Pickup Request Form (lamps must be packaged in containers provided by General Stores or in cardboard boxes)
    • To request pickup of individual lamps/bulbs from lab or IT equipment, use the Chemical Waste Pickup Request Form, above.

Waste Frequently Asked Questions