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Dry Waste

Dry waste is dry materials that have been contaminated with a hazardous chemical waste. This waste must be handled, stored, and disposed of properly.

Examples of dry waste:

  • Contaminated soils
  • Dried chemicals that are in scrapable amounts on various surfaces
  • Ethidium bromide or acrylamide gels
  • Extremely hazardous waste containers
  • Debris that is contaminated with extremely hazardous substances.

Contaminated labware includes saturated or scrapable amounts of chemicals on items such as:

  • Clean-up debris from a spill
  • Containers less than five (5) gallons that are contaminated with chemicals that cannot be easily removed
  • Gloves
  • Kimwipes
  • Pipette tips
  • Plastic labware
  • Towels.

If labware cannot be cleaned and reused, then:

  • Double-bag the contaminated labware in clear plastic bags
  • Attach a completed LSCS hazardous waste tag on the bag.

Contact the Facilities Department for dry waste disposal instructions.

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