Medical Waste

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Pharmacy

· Chemotherapy Drugs – Discarded and Outdated

· Pharmaceuticals – Listed in 40CFR261.33

· Solvents – i.e., Acetone, Alcohols, Phenol, Lindane, Xylene

· Batteries – Alkaline, Lithium, Lead Acid, Cadmium

Laboratory / Histology / Pathology

· Solvents from Tissue Processing, i.e Xylene

· Ethanol, Formalin < 5%, Lab Packs

· Mineral Acids – i.e., Sulfuric, HCL, Nitric, Phosphoric medical-waste

· Mercury Containing Stains

· Gases and Cylinders

· Test Reagents

· Fixative w/Mercury Compounds

· Must be non-infectious

Radiology

· Developer / Fixer Solutions

· X-Ray Film NOT for Recovery

· Barium Solutions and Cocktails

· Must be radioactive free

Facility Operations / Engineering

· Universal Waste – Bulbs, Batteries

· Manometers, Thermometers and Thermostats

· Aerosols – i.e., Paint, Cleaners

· E-Waste, Electronics, TV Monitors, Computers, Instrumentation

· Medical Equipment Recycle

· Paint and Solvent, Cleaner Solutions and Used Oils