Welcome to the re‐designed website of the Environmental Quality Management Department. On these pages you will find a wealth of new content and functionality all designed to provide timely and relevant information.  You will also notice our name has changed.  A change that marks a subtle yet important reminder that the University’s goal in environmental management is resolutely focused on the quality of our air, water and land resources. 

Spotlight on the UK Environment

Student Center Water Quality Initiative
The recent Student Center Expansion project included an underground detention system that provides 3,258 cubic feet of stormwater storage volume and allows water infiltration back into the ground.
Controlled Substance Waste Disposal
After completing an extensive and thorough pilot-program, the HealthCare Enterprise has adopted a new management practice for disposing of residual drug portions in a manner that is both protective of the environment and of personal safety by prohibiting illegal diversion.
Watershed Restoration
In conjunction with a grant awarded from the Lexington-Fayette Urban Co. Government UK has completed a the restoration of an unnamed tributary to West Hickman Creek located along Alumni Dr. near the Tate’s Creek entrance to the main campus.

January 2022 Compliance Reminders

CR 21-01 - It is unlawful for any person to knowingly release or dispose of refrigerant into the environment.

CR 21-02 - It is not permitted to discharge vehicle or equipment wash water into a stormwater drain or inlet.

CR 21-03 - It is required that all containers of hazardous waste be labeled with the words “Hazardous Waste” clearly visible.

CR 21-04 - UK must receive State approval before constructing any operation that would emit an impurity into the air.