Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 13:28:04 -0500
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Subject: Laboratory Debris

	From: 	  stefan.w**At_Symbol_Here**
	Subject: 	Laboratory Debris
	Date: 	February 1, 2007 9:46:25 AM EST

Here at UConn we seem to attract the Regulatory agents that strive for
the most stringent interpretations of what constitutes a hazardous
waste.  My question for the LIST is how you manage laboratory debris,
namely, tissues, paper towels and disposable gloves, that are part of
routine lab activities, and NOT associated with spill clean-up
activities.  (If they are involved with spill clean-up, we consider them
hazardous waste.)

For example, a KIMWIPE that a researcher uses to wipe a slide with a few
drops of methanol;  how do you instruct the researcher to dispose of
that wipe?

I'll be very interested in your responses.....

-Stefan Wawzyniecki, CIH, CHMM

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