Waste management

UOW is committed to managing it's waste materials that are generated at their ever growing campuses. Our priority for waste management is to avoid and reduce waste, reuse and recycle as much as possible and then dispose of the remainder at landfill.

For further information on UOW's general waste and recycling collection details, including e-waste, food waste and printer cartridge recycling, please refer to the Facilities Management Division Environmental Services waste and recycling webpage.

For information on hazardous waste disposal, please see below:

Hazardous waste collection dates 2024

Hazardous Waste Collection Additional Notes

  • Hazardous waste (excluding biohazardous waste) store is located outside the western end of B15 and accepts hazardous waste for disposal every 2nd WEDNESDAY from 9 am to 11 am (excluding public holidays).

  • Biohazardous waste is collected from the B35 loading dock, B41 Anatomy Lab, B32 waste compound and B70 every 2nd THURSDAY morning. Waste is collected at approximately 8:30 am. Please ensure waste is presented before Wednesday evening to guarantee collection.

  • All Hazardous waste is removed from the Wollongong Campus the MONDAY after the hazardous waste store is open (every 2nd MONDAY). To make special collection arrangements eg. from labs or workshops, you must; submit a waste tracking log to the chemical store attendant the day before the collection, nominate someone to be available during the collection, and accept costs associated with lengthy collections or specialised handling or treatment.   

Ordering hazardous waste labels

To order hazardous waste labels follow the steps below:

  1. Select the type of label you wish to order in line with the type of waste that you are disposing of from the list below
  2. Email the two completed forms (Print and Distribution Services Requisition Form & Hazardous Waste Label Order Form [doc] [pdf]) to Print and Distribution Services

Need more information? Please contact Environmental Services on 213081.