Mixing of chemicals for disposal

From:Mike Kirby <mikek@mail.saimr.wits.ac.za>

Fellow Histonetters.

In our Organisation, we tend to combine our waste solvents (Ethanol &
Xylene)with the formalin waste into one drum, and then send it away for
disposal. I have been informed that this is a "no, no" and that formalin
should be kept in it's own, as it can form an explosive mixture if combined
with the solvents.
True or false?

Mike Kirby
South Africa.

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