Chemical Redistribution Program

If you're familiar with the program and have seen the video on how to search the inventory, you can skip down to the spot where you log in to view the inventory.

Environmental Health & Safety operates a Chemical Redistribution Program (Chemical Exchange) as part of the overall MU Hazardous Material Services program. The objective is to collect chemicals from those who have no use for them and redistribute them to those who need them. A link appears below for EH&S Assistant, which contains the current inventory of items available. The online inventory is organized alphabetically by chemical name, but all characters in the name (including parentheses and numbers) are used. Also shown for each chemical entry is the manufacturer name, catalog number, quantity available, and a storage location which is handy to have when you arrive at the Resource Recovery Center.

A map to the Resource Recovery Center may be found at the bottom of this page. You will need to go there to pick up the chemicals you want.

These chemicals are available at no charge to MU faculty and staff enrolled in the EHS Registered User program, and they are for University use only. Chemical training must be current, and this will be verified prior to the transfer of chemicals to the PI's inventory. Please follow these instructions for transporting items from the Resource Recovery Center.

We are now also offering online ordering and curbside pickup as well.  To place your curbside pickup order please complete the following Chemical Order Form and email the completed form to  We will contact you once your order is ready to be picked up.

To obtain additional information on the Chemical Redistribution Program or confirm your enrollment status, contact Environmental Health & Safety at or call us at (573) 882-3736.


Hours of Operation

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 5:00 PM Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and during quarterly EHS staff meetings 


Important Notice: You will need your PawPrint (the part of your email address before the "@") and PawPrint Password (the one used to access email and all official MU systems) to login to EH&S Assistant. You should only need to login once per session. Firefox (and some other browsers) may require you to accept a one-time security certificate for authentication.


Chemicals Available

Once you have viewed the tutorial video on how to search the chemical inventory, you can view the list of available chemicals and equipment by logging in to EH&S Assistant. (Are you showing up as "unassigned"? Call us at 882-3736 and tell us who you work for!)

Once logged in, you will see a section titled "CHEM"; the top link in that section ("Inventory") is the the one you want.  The PI's inventory is selected by default, and you will need to click the right radio button to select the Chemical Exchange inventory.  Similarly, "All Items" is the option for showing the list of chemicals; to use the search function, click the middle radio button ("Show me Chemicals where") to bring up the search options.

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