Ministry of Environment
The MOE has issued a Generator Registration Number to the University covering a specific list of hazardous waste. All waste must be disposed of under this number. Waste not shown on this list cannot be disposed of without an additional application to the MOE. This application must be made by the Manager, Environmental Health and Safety.
City of Ottawa
The City of Ottawa regulates waste disposal through the Sewer Use By-law. The By-law defines what is permitted to be discharged into a sewer, whether sanitary, combined, or storm sewers.
Information detailing discharge limits and prohibited substances can be obtained from the City of Ottawa at the following web link: Discharge Limits and Prohibited Substances
University Department Heads
Department heads in areas that generate hazardous waste are responsible for ensuring that the legal requirements are followed.
Department heads generally appoint a contact person to coordinate the disposal of hazardous waste. Staff appointed to coordinate the disposal of hazardous waste must have received WHMIS Training and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Training.
For information concerning TDG training and waste disposal, contact Environmental Health and Safety (EHS).