This section defines what hazardous waste is and how to dispose of each type.
In Scotland, hazardous waste is known as special waste. This term refers to waste which has properties that can be harmful to human health or the environment.
Commonly produced hazardous waste types include:
Please refer to the A-Z of waste types for each of the above items for details on the disposal route.
This includes infectious, cytotoxic and chemical which are all covered under the Laboratory waste section
This article was published on Jan 11, 2010