[Histonet] Waste disposal of histology chemicals in Texas Cameron County

Wayne Gill wdgill04 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 17:42:37 CDT 2015

Hello histo people,

  I am trying to get a new small histology lab together here and I'm new to
the state of Texas and to Cameron County.  I lived in Virgina before for a
private company and a couple community hospitals before moving here. In
Virgina we neutralized our formalin waste and once it was neurtalized we
poured it down the sink with lots of water.  Can we do that in Texas
(Cameron county)??  Where could I find info on histology wastes?  I will
have clear-rite, alcohols, small quantities of xylene, and some special
stains probably.  Can stuff like paraffin go in the regular trash and a
waste disposal company take all the rest like alcohol, clear-rite, and
special stain waste?
Wayne Gill, HTL(ASCP)CM

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