Set Deconstruction & Material Disposal

Strike can be a chaotic, hazardous aspect of any production. Care must be taken to ensure that the stability of set pieces is not compromised as they are deconstructed, creating fall or crush hazards. Strikes should be organized with individuals assigned discrete tasks.


According to ODUS, "all spaces used by a group must be left in good condition, furniture returned to its proper place, etc.  If a group leaves a facility or area in unsatisfactory condition, the individuals responsible may be disciplined and the organization charged for necessary maintenance.  Repeated lack of compliance with regulations may result in loss of recognition for the group."

Chemical Waste Disposal

Most commonly used organic solvents (e.g., acetone, methanol, toluene, mineral spirits, turpentine) and paints are considered hazardous waste and cannot be disposed of with regular trash or poured down the drain.   If you have hazardous waste to be disposed of, contact Environmental Health & Safety at 8-5294 for instructions.

For more information on hazardous waste disposal, please see Chemical Waste Disposal.


Kelly States
Assistant Director