RE: [Histonet] Disposal of Fixed Tissues

From:"Sherwood, Margaret "

Check with your local hospital to see how they dispose of their human waste.  In
MGH research labs, we have red bins for disposing of contaminated pipets, etc.
as well as waste tissue.  These are collected by Environmental Services when 3/4
full.  I believe they are sent off-site for disposal.

Peggy Sherwood 
Lab Associate, Photopathology 
Wellman Center for Photomedicine (W224) 
Massachusetts General Hospital 
55 Fruit Street 
Boston, MA 02114-2696 
617-724-4839 (voice mail) 
617-726-6983 (lab) 
617-726-1206 (fax) 

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Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 3:22 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Disposal of Fixed Tissues

Will anyone please share your info on how you dispose of your formalin-fixed wet
tissue, OTHER than incineration?  In the future, our incinerator will be closing
down permanently.  We will need to dispose of a fair amount of tissue every
week.  Any idea of cost will also be appreciated.

Laura Bliven
Histology Lab/IHC
Marshfield Laboratories
1000 N. Oak Ave.
Marshfield, WI 54449

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