RE: Biohazard Waste Disposal

From:Walzer Susan

We neutalize formalin then dump it down the drain with CAW (copious amounts
of water) Alcohol is flushed with CAW and xylene is put in a holding barrel
and picked up by a contracted waste disposal co.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lisa Jackson []
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 4:08 PM
Subject: Biohazard Waste Disposal

Is there a histology lab in histoland that has a policy for handling and
disposal of used Xylene, Clear Rite, Alcohol, Flex and formalin from the
stainer and the tissue processor? 
We are currently using a waste service to empty our 30 gal drums
[stored in a flam cabinet] once per month.  I thought of recycling, but
we don't have the space, personel or the money to purchase the
Please Help!

Lisa C. Jackson, BS,HT(ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
St. Anthony's Medical Center
10010 Kennerly Rd.
St. Louis,Mo. 63128
314-525-1533  fax# 314 525-4354

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