Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:12:27 -0700
Reply-To: Paul Sonnenfeld <p_sonnenfeld**At_Symbol_Here**HOTMAIL.COM>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Paul Sonnenfeld <p_sonnenfeld**At_Symbol_Here**HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: disposal of polystyrene disposable pipets
Comments: To: sfunck**At_Symbol_Here**
In-Reply-To: <49D9F685020000AB0003A0CF**At_Symbol_Here**>

In California, disposal pipettes meet the state's definition of sharps an d must be managed accordingly.  If Pennsylvania does not regualte th is items as sharps, then thay can be disposed of in the trash, if they meet the definition of "RCRA empty."

Paul Sonnenfeld, CPEA

> Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:33:08 -0400
> Fr om: sfunck**At_Symbol_Here**MESSIAH.EDU
> Subject: [DCHAS-L] disposal of polystyrene disposable pipets
> To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
> Does anyone know whether there is specific guidance concerning disposable> pipets which are not biologically contaminated. Must they be dispo sed of as
> "sharps" or can they be placed in normal trash?
> ;
> Steven S. Funck
> Messiah College
> Natural Sciences Laboratory Programs Manager
> Box 3049
> 1 College Ave
> Grantham, PA 17027
> 717-796-1800 ext. 2079

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