Welcome to Chem Stores

With new restrictions and increased safety protocols due to Covid-19, we will begin our reopening in an adjusted manner.

For the time being, ChemStores will be taking email orders only and providing scheduled pick-up times for labs. The front counter will also remain closed to ensure orders are picked up only during scheduled times.

We ask our clients to follow these new procedures when ordering and using our services:


  • To order supplies, fill in the Chem Stores order form (MS Word) to s2mark@uwaterloo.ca, vmiskovi@uwaterloo.caas well as your supervisor. All regular University of Waterloo account and lab information will be required, and this form will replace the need for a signature upon pickup.
  • We will email you back with confirmation and your scheduled pickup time.
  • We will be taking only one order per lab per operational day, so please coordinate with your lab members when ordering supplies.


  • Please send only one group member to pick up the lab’s order. 
  • Come only during your scheduled time. Again, the front counter will be closed to ensure everyone’s safety. Pickups will be scheduled sometime between 10 am and 2 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Please bring a cart to pick up the order. The cart will help with social distancing and will eliminate multiple people touching the product during pick up. 
  • As with all orders, please be sure to be prompt to your arranged pickup time, as a missed appointment will result in a rescheduled time the following work day. We are working towards minimizing customer traffic to remove the risk of exposure to Covid.
  • Follow instructions on the door.

Waste drop-off

  • Please schedule waste drop off and supply pick-ups in the same trip to limit the amount of traffic through the building. We will be following a similar strategy to and coordinating with the waste facility.
  • See the Safety Office webpage for updated instructions: https://uwaterloo.ca/safety-office/laboratory-safety/hazardous-waste-standard
  • Note: Waste facilities will be closed for the holidays. Last day to drop off waste: Friday, Dec. 18, 2020; reopening Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. 

Hours & Location

Earth Sciences & Chemistry (ESC) - Room 109

UPDATE: January 7, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Chem Stores has adjusted its ordering and pickup procedures:

  • Email orders only; one order per lab per day. Please include your supervisor on the email.
  • Please wait for your scheduled pick-up time
  • Send one person with a cart
  • Please arrive ON TIME. Missed appointments will be rescheduled the following work day
  • Follow instructions on the door as the front counter will be closed