Waste Disposal Routes

Report
Cardiff School of Biosciences and The European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute
Waste Disposal system
Laboratory Waste
NO SHARPS- NO GLASS-NO GM
Non-hazardous,
Non-offensive
(e.g. packaging
materials)
Recycle as much
as possible
Non-hazardous,
Offensive
(e.g.
Plastic/paper lab
coats,
uncontaminated
plastic. NO
stripettes or tips
Black bin bag
Low-risk, Offensive
Hazardous
(e.g. gloves, tips, universals,
(i.e. waste with
microfuge tubes, stripettes)
residual chemical
Class 1 or 2 pathogens
contamination
Not contaminated with
e.g. with phenol, trizol)
medicines or chemicals
No Large volumes of liquids
No large volumes of liquids
Yellow/black
stripe tiger bag
Collection
By cleaners
Orange
cardboard bin
Tissue Culture Waste
NO GM – NO GLASS – NO SHARPS
Sharps & Glassware Waste
Non GM
Class 1 and 2
microbial, fungi waste
rendered inactive by
autoclaving.
No large volumes of liquids.
For fly waste please freeze
prior to disposal
Sharps
e.g. scalpels, needles, syringes,
lancets, razors, slides
Infectious nonInfectious medicinal
medicinal sharps for (non-cytotoxic/
alternative
cytostatic) sharps for
treatment.
incineration. Histology/
Phlebotomy sharps microscope slides.
Autoclave bag
(double bag; 2/3 full)
Yellow
cardboard bin
Orange top bin
Yellow top bin
Waste code:
HN 180103
Waste code:
HS 180103
Cytotoxic/
Cytostatic
sharps. See
guidance
document
Purple top bin
Broken
Glassware
Non-contaminated
Contaminated with
Infectious material
Disinfect in
Virkon or Alternative
Contaminated with
Hazardous chemicals
Dispose to
drains
Render safe by
Autoclaving
Orange
cardboard bin.
No Large
volumes of
liquids
Yellow top bin
Cardboard glass bin
Complete Special
waste form (F6)
For Biosi 1 take form to
autoclave room 0.29, for
Biosi 2 & 3 take form to
C2.03 to collect waste
room key from
technician.
For ECSCRI – Blue Bin
Human Tissue Waste*
NO SHARPS
GM Waste
Yellow plastic binmax weight 25kg
Non GM Waste/Human
body parts/anatomical
Yellow plastic binmax weight 25kg
Complete Special
waste form (F6)
Take form to autoclave room to
collect waste room key
Biosi 1 – 0.29
Biosi 2 & 3 – C2.03
ECSCRI – Blue Bin
Complete Special
waste form (F6)
For Biosi 1 take form to
autoclave room 0.29, for
Biosi 2 & 3 take form to
C2.03 to collect waste
room key from
technician.
For ECSCRI – Blue Bin
Take to Autoclave room/area
Biosi 1 – 0.29
Biosi 2 – C2.03
ECSCRI – Blue Bin
Yellow plastic binmax weight 25kg
Complete Special
waste form (F6)
All Biosi - complete
autoclave disposal form.
Attach autoclave disposal
label to each bag –
available from autoclave
room
For Biosi 1 take form to autoclave room
0.29, for Biosi 2 & 3 take form to C2.03
to collect waste room key from
technician.
For ECSCRI – Blue Bin
GM Waste
NO HUMAN NO ANIMAL
Tissue culture
Insect
Disinfect in
Virkon or
Alternative
-20oC freezer –
for 24 hours.
Option of
disposal route
Liquid disposed to
drain
*Human Tissue
DISPOSAL OF HUMAN TISSUE MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE HUMAN TISSUE AUTHORITY CODE OF
PRACTICE – AS DESIGNATED ON THE CONCENT FORM http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/govrn/cocom/humantissueact/
Developing the system
Please help us develop the waste disposal system
Microbial, plant
and viral
Orange cardboard bin
For B1, B2 & B3 - complete
autoclave disposal form.
Attach autoclave disposal
label to each bag
Complete Special
waste form (F6)
Take form to autoclave room to
collect waste room key
Biosi 1 – 0.29
Biosi 2 & 3 – C2.03
ECSCRI – Blue Bin
Waste Type
Purple top sharps^
Yellow top sharps^
Biosi 1 – 0.29
Biosi 2 and 3 - Bin
store on rear deck
ECSCRI – Blue bin
Take form to autoclave room to collect
waste room key
Biosi 1 – 0.29
Biosi 2 & 3 – C2.03
ECSCRI – Blue Bin
For Biosi 1 take form to autoclave room
0.29, for Biosi 2 & 3 take form to C2.03
to collect waste room key from
technician.
For ECSCRI – Blue Bin
Liquids; a suitable leak proof
container must be used
(5 litres max)
Solids; original or suitable
container. Both must show
appropriate hazard labels
Autoclave bag
(double bag; 2/3 full)
Take to Autoclave room/area
Biosi 1 – 0.29
Biosi 2 & 3 – C2.03
ECSCRI – Blue Bin
Disinfected plastic
waste
Complete Special
waste form (F6)
Take form to autoclave room to
collect waste room key
Biosi 1 – 0.29
Biosi 2 & 3 – C2.03
ECSCRI – Blue Bin
black bin bag
(top & bottom)
Chemical Waste
All GM waste must be rendered safe
prior to disposal.
No Human or Animal Tissue.
Non GM Waste
Yellow plastic binmax weight 25kg
Complete Special
waste form (F6)
Complete Special
waste form (F6)
Animal Tissue Waste
NO SHARPS
GM Waste
Waste code:
HS 180109
Waste Code
MY-180109
HS-180103/09
Orange top sharps*
HN-180103
Meets your needs but also meets the needs of the University, National Resources Wales and Health and Safety Executive.
Human body parts - yellow plastic bin^
Anatomical waste (biospy tissue)- yellow plastic bin^
HB-180103
NA-180103
For further help and advice contact Mark Lewis; Ext 74441. [email protected]
Forms can be down loaded from the School Safety pages. https://inside.biosi.cf.ac.uk/safety/forms/index.html
Animal body parts GM - yellow plastic bin^
Animal body parts non GM - yellow plastic bin^
Infectious Lab waste waste - yellow cardboard bin^
Non-infectious lab waste -oragnec cardboard box*
Tiger bags
GA-180103
VA-180103
LI-180103
LX 18 01 04
Tiger-180101/180201
Stripettes, plastic
culture flasks, tips
etc.
Liquid waste
Complete chemical waste disposal form (F5).
Email form to [email protected] for
approval.
Once approved the form will be returned to
you. Take the completed form and chemical
to the technician in the autoclave room
Biosi 1 – 0.29
Biosi 2 & 3 – C2.03
on any Wednesday between 2 – 3pm
ECSCRI – contact Mark Bishop
Recyclable materials
Green bag ie. office
paper, cardboard, plastic
bottles and containers
(rinsed and lids
removed), cellophane
and shrink wrap
NO ITEMS THAT HAVE
BEEN IN LABORATORY
AREAS
StarLab tip boxes (no
tips), Empty glass and
plastic Winchester
bottles from Fisher and
Sigma
Bags collected by Cleaners
(do not keep bags in
Amber or Red areas as
they will NOT be removed)
Take items to the rear
deck waste store, and
place in designated bins.

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