Chemical Safety Day Program

Since 1981, the Chemical Safety Day Program (CSDP) has been offered by the University of Minnesota to assist educational institutions and nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Minnesota in disposing of unwanted chemicals and hazardous waste. The CSDP is a cost-effective waste management program working under the Minnesota state contract for hazardous waste disposal. Therefore, each waste disposal facility has been thoroughly audited and reviewed by the state, reducing your overall environmental liability. University of Minnesota Environmental Health and Safety staff travel throughout the state multiple times a year, allowing for convenient waste pickup scheduling for CSDP customers (see current CSDP schedule below).

If you wish to participate in the CSDP, please submit the online CSDP Participant Information Form as well as a Chemical Waste Inventory.

If you have questions, contact Robbie Eiker at or (612) 490-3689.

2019 Chemical Safety Day Program Schedule

Pickup Date*

Minnesota Region

Chemical Waste Inventory Submission Deadline**

April 2, 3 Saint Cloud / Brainerd March 18
April 23, 24 Winona / Rochester / Albert Lea / Mankato April 8
May 14, 15 Moorhead / Crookston / Roseau / Bemidji April 29
June 5 Twin Cities 1 (North of I-394 West of I-35W) May 20
June 19 Twin Cities 2 (South of I-394 West of I-35W) June 3
July 10 Twin Cities 3 (North of I-94 East of I-35W) June 24
July 24 Twin Cities 4 (South of I-94 East of I-35W) July 1
August 13, 14, 15 Duluth / Virginia / Int. Falls  / Grand Rapids / Bemidji July 29
September 10, 11 Willmar / Marshall / Worthington August 26
September 24, 25 Saint Cloud / Alexandria / Morris September 9
October 8, 9 Winona / Rochester / Albert Lea / Mankato September 23
October 22, 23 Moorhead / Crookston / Roseau / Bemidji October 7

*CSDP schedule is subject to change
**The earlier Chemical Waste Inventory Forms are submitted, the easier scheduling becomes.

Hazardous Waste Compliance

All institutions that generate hazardous waste must comply with applicable Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) hazardous waste requirements. For detailed information regarding these requirements, visit the MPCA’s Hazardous Waste – Reporting and Licensing for Businesses webpage.