Clinical Lab Waste

Numerous chemicals used in clinical laboratories must be managed for disposal and often times this requires management as RCRA hazardous waste. Some examples are:  Some examples are:

  • Xylene
  • Wright’s stain (contains methanol)
  • Ethanol
  • Formalin
  • Miscellaneous test kits (often contain small amount of hazardous chemicals, i.e., sodium azide, ethanol, guanidine compounds)


Clinical laboratory staff should have annual hazardous waste training and request disposal of any hazardous waste through E-Trax, the UK’s on-line waste management system.  For more information, please visit the main Hazardous Waste page.