Due to legislative requirements and good practice, all laboratory waste must be segregated properly into a number of distinct fractions for safe disposal.
Listed below are the various categories of waste produced in a lab, each detailing how to segragate and the disposal route.
How to assess if your waste is classed as special (or hazardous), including chemical cytotoxic and infectious wastes.
How to register as a clinical producer, order more labels and arrange uplift, as well as a list of the various types of waste that fall under this category.
How to dispose of animal by-products, including bedding and carcasses.
How to deal with radioactive waste, order more labels, arrange uplift or register as a new producer.
General note on liquid wastes and on disposal to drain within University properties.
Disposal route for other lab waste including safety cabinet filters, plastics, glass and other lab waste (paper towels, rubber gloves etc)
This article was published on Jan 11, 2010