[Histonet] Disposing of used paraffin from the tissue processor

Rene J Buesa rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com
Sat Jun 7 10:44:39 CDT 2008

We used to incinerate it.
  René J.

"Scott, Allison D" <Allison_Scott <@t> hchd.tmc.edu> wrote:
  Hello to all in histoland. How are other facilities disposing of used paraffin from the tissue processor. I have a box that I have lined with several red biohazrd bag and I pour all of the used paraffin in it. I let it harden, and after about a week I pull out the hard paraffin and put it in a biohazard box that has a biohazard bag in it also, close it up and it is ready for our environmental services people to pick up and discard. I would not think that this paraffin can be put into the regular trash since tissues and chemicals have been through it. Your help in this matter will be greatly appreciated. 

Allison Scott HT(ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
LBJ Hospital
Houston, Texas 
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