See the Waste and Recycling Guidelines for examples of what EH&S will collect.


In order to request a waste removal, the generator must have completed Laboratory Safety: Core Concepts or the appropriate Waste and Recycling Guidelines. To participate, choose from "Ancillary Personnel" or "Maintenance and Custodial Personnel" in Workday Learning or Canvas (students). If you need assistance, please contact ehstrain@iastate.eduWhen you have completed one of the online courses, proceed below.


EH&S waste collection schedule: No waste pickup requests will be collected from February 12-16, 2024.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Vet Med
Research Park
Outlying facilities

Central Campus

NO collections except for emergencies

Central Campus

Central Campus

To request a waste removal, please complete an online Waste Removal Form (see instructions below). Once the form is submitted, EH&S personnel will schedule the pick-up. The system will send the generator a confirmation email when the form is received by EH&S. The completed form can also be saved and modified for future requests. As soon as hazardous waste is added to the container, an orange waste tag or printed waste label must be attached to the container.

If a generator has 70 or more containers, please contact EH&S at (515) 294-5359 for special handling.

Please Note: All fields are required for processing of the form. Please do not leave any fields blank.

  • Fill in the requestor’s ISUID/Username. If you do not have an ISUID, please contact EH&S at (515) 294-5359.

  • Select "New Pickup Request" to begin. Select the building and room from the drop-down menus.

  • Enter the number of containers, size, and mass or volume units for the container. As you start typing, or click in the blank description field, the cells will auto-populate.You may either select a material description from the drop-down options or type in your own description. If there are multiple chemicals in the container, enter the chemicals manually and separate each name with a comma.

  • Select the “Add Material” box for additional items and repeat the steps above.

  • If the waste material is not located in the Satellite Accumulation Area identified by the orange sign (for example, it's in the hood, or in a freezer), leave a message in the Notes section to help us find it.

  • Please provide contact information in the Notes section if the lab is locked and we need to communicate with you for access.

  • When finished, select “Submit Request” to send request to EH&S. The waste materials must be located in the proper SAA, containers closed, and labeled to correspond with the waste removal form. We are usually able to pick-up the materials within 1-3 business days, so please have the materials ready for collection. If we have not picked up your material within a week from the submission date, something probably went wrong. Please contact us at or (515) 294-5359 to check on the status of your request.

  • There is no need to print your request submittal or fill out any additional paperwork to leave with the waste materials; EH&S personnel will have the paperwork necessary for the pick-up.

  • If you have any questions, please contact EH&S at (515) 294-5359.