Handling Hazardous Substances
Hazardous waste is defined as having one of the risk characteristics, such as explosiveness, flammability, mutagenicity, environmental toxicity, etc. For the full definition click here >>
At Tel Aviv University, orderly collection of hazardous waste is carried out in accordance with the Business Licensing Regulations (Disposal of Hazardous Materials Waste). For the full regulations click here >>
- Chemicals - Collected in the faculties, and sent once every three weeks to the Ramat Hovav hazardous waste disposal facility.
- Biological materials - Biological materials are collected daily (sometimes more than once a day) from teaching/research laboratories and sterilized in designated autoclaves. All biological materials after sterilization are collected by Tabib Ltd.
- Radioactive materials - Collected centrally to barrels located in a designated, authorized room in the building’s basement. Barrels are checked to locate leaks and are collected and removed for burial by "Rotem Industries".