IUEHS collects a wide range of chemical waste from laboratories. Refer to Attachment A of this Guide for a list of disposal options for common laboratory chemicals. Contact IUEHS for your respective campus for questions regarding any chemical not found in Attachment A. This section contains procedures specific to laboratory waste. There are three basic routes of disposal for laboratory chemical waste:
In-lab disposal, which includes sanitary sewer or trash disposal of non-hazardous materials;
Acid-base neutralization, followed by drain disposal. Note: Any other type of treatment must be part of an experimental procedure to be considered legal; and
IUEHS management for offsite treatment or recycling - Campus-specific waste management procedures specific for IU Bloomington, IUPUI, and Regional . Those sections outline how to correctly identify, package, and segregate waste; waste storage requirements; and IUEHS waste collection for both laboratory and non-laboratory operations.