Radioactive waste pickups are suspended until further notice. There are no specific time constraints for storing radioactive waste so this waste can remain in your lab until normal university operations resume.  If a special need would arise, please submit a radioactive waste request or call 215-837-7124.



The Radioactive Waste Program services the University, the Health System, Childrens Hospital, Wistar Institute, New Bolton Center, the Science Center, and Monell Chemical Senses Center.

EHRS has upgraded to a new RAM database, RadSaf, and the interface will be new to users.  Updated instructions to submit a waste request can be found below.

To request waste pickup:  Radioactive Waste Pickup Request (you will need the lab's user name and password) 

We will collect your waste on Tuesday or Wednesday if we receive your request on or before Monday. Instructions for completing the request form can be found here:  Radioactive Waste Pickup Instructions (pdf).  Please have bags closed and waste tag attached to each bag before placing request.

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Radioactive Waste Supplies

The Radioactive Waste Program makes the most common waste supplies available for pick-up at Anatomy-Chemistry 421 during the hours EHRS dispenses P-32. Offered supplies are:

  • 5-gallon plastic pails (marked with the isotope and a "Radioactive Waste" label)
  • 4-mil thick 5-gallon plastic bags (for dry waste and scintillation vials)
  • 1-quart polyethylene bottle (for most common liquids)
  • 1-gallon polyethylene bottle (for most common liquids)