UNM-LA and LAPS Team Up for Hazardous Waste Disposal

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and Los Alamos Public Schools will be working together June 18–20, to properly dispose of hazardous waste generated in their science and art classes.

The two schools have contracted with PSC, a Texas based company who specializes in the packaging, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials. The material being collected from both campuses is the type, which cannot be discarded by either pouring down the drain or placing in the trash.

Disposal of this waste is governed by the Environmental Protection Agency, and is done in accordance with appropriate laws, which varies depending on the kind of waste.

In an effort to reduce cost to the taxpayer, UNM-LA and LAPS consult with Los Alamos County to identify disposal methods that meet environmental standards and prevent adverse impact on local treatment systems

For more information, contact UNM-LA Department Chair of Science and Engineering Dawn Venhaus at (505)-662-5919; dvenhaus@unm.edu, or LAPS Chief Financial Officer John Wolfe at (505) 663-2240; j.wolfe@laschools.net.


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