Re: [Histonet] Disposal of specimens/formalin
Our formalin waste is picked up by Onyx also - they provide containers
to collect the waste in, and pick it up on a regular basis (depending on
your lab needs). I have no idea the cost, but they collect all of our
hazardous waste including formic acid, bouins, alcohol, xylene, all
expired chemicals/reagents that cannot be disposed of down the drain.
Best of luck,
Vicki Gauch wrote:
>We have been recently informed that our method of disposal for our
>formalin filled containers will have to be changed. Currently we
>dispose of the filled containers (specimens and formalin) in double red
>biohazard bags which are then put in hardfiber boxes. I would be very
>interested in how other institutions are handling their waste disposal.
>Is anyone separating the formalin from the tissues in the containers
>prior to discard and if so, what type of procedure are they following to
>accomplish this? Any help would be greatly appreciated since we will
>have to implement some plan sooner rather than later.
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