General information about laboratory waste
The campus management personnel are responsible for the coordination of waste management and each campus area has local routines for how laboratory waste is handled. In most of the campus areas where laboratory work is carried out, yellow plastic boxes are used for laboratory waste. They can be used both for chemically and biologically contaminated waste. Laboratory waste containers can also be made of brown cardboard with a yellow border. The cardboard boxes must always be provided with a protective inner plastic bag. For infectious waste, the legislation's requirement states that the sealing of the packaging must be designed so that it cannot be opened and resealed, without this being visible. Therefore, inner bags in the laboratory waste containers should always be well sealed with cable ties. See also the sections for infectious waste.
Keep in mind that staff from the campus management, the transporter and the waste incineration station handle your laboratory waste containers by hand after you leave them, so make sure that the lids are completely "clicked", the bags completely sealed, and that it is completely clean and safe on the outside of the box .
The laboratory waste containers must be marked with:
- Name and phone number of the person responsible for the waste
- Label according to each type of waste
- Label and specify which substance with name and hazard pictogram
- Delivering department and/or unit