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The University has an obligation to ensure that all waste removed from site complies with current legislation. As part of that process, SCFP requires all staff and students to follow the basic guide below. 

Most importantly if you have any questions regarding waste disposal please ask BEFORE attempting to throw it away.

Solvent waste - Segregated solvent waste (halogenated, non-halogenated, acidified solvent) is disposed via 10L HDPE jerry cans (available from SCFP Safety/stores). When 3/4 full, contact Operations Manager (Logistics) for collection.

Clinical waste - place in yellow clinical waste box/bag (available from stores). When full, seal and dispose in Yellow bin adjacent to stores.

Biological waste - place in autoclave bag (available from stores). When full seal and transfer to autoclave facility.

Sharps - place in sharps bin (available from stores). When full, seal lid and transfer to Store 1.

Broken glass (non-contaminated) - place in white glass bin (available from stores). When full, seal and dispose in domestic waste Bins.

Broken glass (contaminated) - contact SCFP Safety or Operations Manager (Logistics).

Unwanted/obsolete chemicals - contact SCFP Safety. 

Radioactive waste - special arrangements with information available as part of training process.

Equipment disposal - for electrical equipment, contact Operations Manager (Logistics).

For furniture or other bulky items - complete the online disposal form.

Domestic waste and recycling - this is collected by Campus Services. Please note that domestic waste bins will not be emptied in laboratories if they contain gloves or other laboratory material.

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