Miscellaneous waste from lab

Antibiotic-containing waste
Wastes containing Ampicillin, Tetracycline and Spectinomycin should be autoclaved.
For routines concerning sorting, classification, packaging, labeling, labeling and transport documentation please consult Mikael Olsson.
 

Handling of waste containing Etidium bromide, Gelred, Agarose and Acrylamide
Concentrates or stock solutions of these are handled as chemical waste.

Gels containing low levels are packed in plastic bag and added
along with contaminated pipette tips, gloves, napkins, cushion paper etc
in a hazardous waste box and handled as cutting/puncturing type 2 chemically contaminated.
Mark the hazardous waste label "Other hazardous waste" and tick the box "Cutting and puncturing waste".
 
Buffer solutions and staining baths with etidium bromide can be treated so that the concentration of ethidium bromide is reduced before the solution is emptied into the drain.
There are several products for the treatment of ethidium bromide solutions at the suppliers.

For routines concerning sorting, classification, packaging, labeling, labeling and transport documentation please consult Mikael Olsson.
 

Ice-packs
According to Uppsala Municipality's sorting instructions (Swe), cleaned cooling brackets must be handled as combustible fraction and placed in containers for flammable household waste.

In our case at BMC, with the amount of cooling clamps that occur and therefore the weight the cooling brackets contributes of the combustible fraction, they can not be handled by the cleaning service personnel and therefore the respective depatment must themselves put the cooling brackets in an appropriate box/carton and place it on the conveyor band in D0:0.
 

Narcotic-classified chemicals
Disposed in consultation with BMC's environmental chemist Mikael Olsson.

/2017-10-09