Environmental Safety Management Program


UTSA's Environmental Safety Management Program is tasked with responsible handling of environmental issues in accordance with Texas state law and industry best practices. This includes environmental testing, spill response, hazardous waste disposal, and recycling.

Environmental Testing

Our staff are trained in the administration of a variety of environmental tests & inspections including Indoor Air Quality, Water Intrusion, Soil, Asbestos, Mold, and Confined Spaces. Drinking water quality and swimming pool water quality are also monitored. Inspections are performed at regular intervals and on an as-needed basis. Contact us at x5250 to report an environmental issue.

Waste Disposal

RCRA Waste Disposed by Weight (lbs)

The proper disposal of biological, chemical, and radiological waste is of critical importance on a campus with over 200 science labs. Our staff possess the training and equipment necessary to safely collect, neutralize, and dispose of potentially dangerous material. Do not hesitate to call us at x5250 if you have a question or concern. To request a pick-up online, please fill out & submit one of the following forms:

For radiological waste, see the Radioactive Waste Pick-up Instructions.

Waste Minimization

Waste minimization is a practice that reduces the environmental or health hazards associated with hazardous wastes, pollutants, or contaminants. Examples may include reuse, recycling, neutralization, and detoxification.

Spill Response

UTSA staff are trained in the handling of minor spills that can occur in work areas. For larger spills or spills of unknown substances, contact us at x5250.


Recycling Tonnage Processed

UTSA's recycling program has grown quickly since its creation in 2005 and now collects an average of over 100,000 pounds of recyclables per month, including paper, cardboard, bottles and cans, and scrap metal. For more information on the recycling program, visit the Recycling Home Page

Work Study

We often have opportunities for work studies. Contact Career Services to apply.