Formaldehyde neutralizing vs recycling (Teri Johnson)

Does anybody have any information or bias regarding formalin treatment prior
to disposal or recycling?  I'd like to hear from some places who are
treating their formalin before disposing of it, and from others who are
recycling it.  It seems expensive to neutralize the formalin, but one has to
weigh that against collection and handling formalin (testing and
re-buffering, not to mention formaldehyde exposure with loading and
unloading a recycling machine).  It seems that for the long run, recycling
is the best bang for the buck, but I do have concerns about increasing our
exposure levels with all that handling.

Thanks for your input!

-Teri Johnson
Physicians Reference Laboratory
Overland Park, KS

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