Frequently asked questions
Only chemicals in excellent condition, not past their expiration date, and preferably unopened should be advertised in the Exchange.
No. Chemicals can only be exchanged between UW employees. The chemical owner should make sure that the recipient is a University employee and has a reasonable use for the chemical.
If you feel that an outside entity would be a good candidate for your surplus chemical, contact EH&S at 206.616.5835 and we will handle any transactions with non-UW organizations. A hold harmless agreement must be signed by the recipient to make this transfer.
If you are transporting a chemical on public roads, some restrictions apply. Walking with a chemical in public areas also can present hazards.
Please call EH&S at 206.616.5835 for packaging and transport assistance.