[Histonet] Histology Waste in Florida

Podawiltz, Thomas tpodawiltz <@t> lrgh.org
Mon May 2 05:06:02 CDT 2011

Thought it was a EPA offense to pour flammables down the drain, especially anything that contains methanol. 

Tom Podawiltz HT (ASCP) 
Histology Section Head/Laboratory Safety Officer

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Rene J Buesa
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Subject: Re: [Histonet] Histology Waste in Florida

Formalin → towed away by a safety contractor.
Alcohol → down the drain (recycling alcohol is too costly and time consuming).
René J.

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From: histotech <@t> imagesbyhopper.com <histotech <@t> imagesbyhopper.com>
Subject: [Histonet] Histology Waste in Florida
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Date: Friday, April 29, 2011, 6:04 PM

Hi Histonetters,

This is a question specific to Florida.  Can you share with me what your
facilities do with regards to the disposal of formalin and alcohol?  With
regards to formalin, do you recycle, haul it away, neutralize etc?  With
regards to alcohol, do you haul away, pour down the drain, recycle etc?
Does anyone have any specific regs that could help answer these questions?


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