Medicines and drug residues are classified as hazardous waste and should be placed in laboratory waste containers. For instructions regarding antibiotics and chemotherapy please read under respective type of waste.
Sharp/cutting wastes such as needles and syringes should be placed in puncture proof containers.
The laboratory waste container caps must be hermetically sealed (click sound when properly closed). Plastic bags in waste in waste boxes must be sealed with cable ties/equivalent. Laboratory waste containers should be clean on the outside and broken containers must not be used.
The laboratory waste containers must be marked with:
- Name and phone number of the person responsible for the waste
- Delivering department
- Specification of substance/substances