Office of Emergency Management
| Environment, Health & Safety
| Types of Waste
Dry waste is dry materials that have been contaminated with a hazardous chemical waste. This waste must be handled, stored, and disposed of properly.
Examples of dry waste:
- Contaminated soils
- Dried chemicals that are in scrapable amounts on various surfaces
- Ethidium bromide or acrylamide gels
- Extremely hazardous waste containers
- Debris that is contaminated with extremely hazardous substances.
Contaminated labware includes saturated or scrapable amounts of chemicals on items such as:
- Clean-up debris from a spill
- Containers less than five (5) gallons that are contaminated with chemicals that cannot be easily removed
- Pipette tips
- Plastic labware
If labware cannot be cleaned and reused, then:
- Double-bag the contaminated labware in clear plastic bags
- Attach a completed LSCS hazardous waste tag on the bag.
Contact the Facilities Department for dry waste disposal instructions.