Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 07:56:13 -0700
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From: Russell Vernon <russell.vernon**At_Symbol_Here**UCR.EDU>
Subject: Re: Syringe Disposal
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In California the legislature in its infinite wisdom (under the influence of t he tourism industry) declared all unwanted hypodermic needles as ‘medica l waste’ no matter what they have or have not been used to do

This after bags of medical waste washed up on beaches in San Diego after they we re discarded from cruise ships…

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Russell Vernon, Ph.D.& nbsp;
(951) 827-5119

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Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:07 AM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Syringe Disposal

Hi All,

We use syringes to deliver solvents. Some of the syringes have needles, some d o not. None contain any biohazardous substance, but the solvents would be hazardous waste if disposed of.

*For syringes without needles, if they are empty when disposed of, can we consid er each syringe to be a RCRA empty container and throw them in the regular tra sh?

*What about empty, non-biohazardous syringes with needles?

I have done a little searching on this issue, but have not come up with definitive guidance.

Thank you

Mark Williams

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