Refer to the EH&S Hazardous Waste Management Guidebook for guidance for other types of wastes. Shown below are typical laboratory wastes that must be disposed of in accordance with applicable regulations.
Fixers contain some silver which must be treated or recovered before it can be disposed of. There are two options available for this material:
The following are reagents that contain mercury and should be managed as hazardous wastes:
Dobbin’s Reagent, Hayem’s Solution, Hopkins-Cole Reagent, Hubb’s Reagent, Jacquemart’s Reagent, Knapp’s Solution, Mercresin, Meyer’s Solution, Millon’s Reagent, Morell’s Solution, Nessler’s Reagent, Rohrbach’s Solution, Sachsse’s Solution, Spiegler’s Reagent, Tanret’s Reagent and Tyrosine Reagents
Other hazardous regents include:
Broken glassware should be placed into an appropriate broken glassware container (hard sided container such as a cardboard box). The container must be sealed and taped shut to prevent injury. Since they will be picked up by custodial staff, these containers should be labeled with the words "Broken Glass."
Do not place broken glassware, pipettes or other sharp-edged materials of any type into the regular trash.
Waste aerosol spray cans still containing product are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of through EH&S.