Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Idaho Chemical Roundup Program for Schools

Science class is one of the first places kids formally learn about our natural world. Who can forget the first time they combined vinegar and baking soda to create their own "volcano"? Hands-on learning is key to a meaningful education.

It is imperative that the laboratory and classroom be a safe and secure environment. However, many classrooms and laboratories contain old, unwanted, and potentially hazardous chemicals. Spills, leaks, accidental releases, and improper management of chemicals pose risks to human health and the environment.

Idaho Chemical Roundup is DEQ's program to assist schools in adopting best practices for managing laboratory chemicals and wastes.

Chemical Roundup Toolkit

To assist schools in understanding and implementing best management practices for managing and disposing of chemicals, DEQ has developed a series of fact sheets and related materials. Link to and print the documents below in pdf format.

Staff Contact

Pollution Prevention Projects Coordinator
Ben Jarvis
DEQ State Office
Environmental Management & Information Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0146

DEQ Resource

Idaho Chemical Roundup: Helping Schools Manage Chemical Wastes, Keep Kids Safe, and Prevent Pollution (May 2012)

More Information

Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3)

Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT)

Excessive Risk Chemical List

One Hundred Most Commonly Found Explosive and Shock-Sensitive Materials

Related Page

Mercury in Schools