[Histonet] formalin waste disposal

patsy ruegg pruegg <@t> ihctech.net
Fri Dec 9 10:32:44 CST 2005

We always had to pour the formalin into separate disposal containers, then
dispose of the tissue as biohazard.  The tissue was picked up by someone and
the chemical waste by another, they did not combine services.  It has been a
while since I looked into this, perhaps someone has met that service need by

Patsy Ruegg, HT(ASCP)QIHC
12635 Montview Blvd. #216
Aurora, CO 80010
fax 720-859-4110
pruegg <@t> ihctech.net

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Subject: [Histonet] formalin waste disposal

Dear Histonetters:
     I am looking for information on any company that  picks up tissue 
specimens with formalin still on the specimen for disposal. We  were
reclassified by the EPA and need to make immediate changes in  formalin
alcohol disposal and xylene disposal. Any help would be  appreciated.
Jim Bradford
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Orlando, FL
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