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Hazardous chemical waste


At the University all hazardous waste is either treated using recovery technologies (e.g. for solvent, some lab chemicals) or is incinerated by an Environment Agency licensed contractor.

This Procedure explains the steps which must be followed by everyone disposing of hazardous chemical waste.

Hazardous chemical waste is any waste that consists wholly or partly of  materials that have one or more of the hazardous properties (H1-H15) itemised in the attached Hazardous Properties List.

This includes:

  • laboratory and workshop chemicals

  • chemically contaminated Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

  • lead acid and lithium batteries

  • obsolete and unreturnable gas cylinders