Waste management

Disposal of common and larger waste in the Science Park

  • Ordinary waste (which does not belong in the regular garbage can, e.g. polystyrene, cardboard, plastic) must be disposed of by the users themselves.
  • Large waste (e.g. pallets) must be disposed of by the users themselves:
    Euro pallets (marked EPAL / EUR) accepted for return freight men and should be placed in the basement below the stairs building 3135 Floor 0th
    All other types of pallets without marking thrown into the container on the parking lot between the pavilions and Barak 12
  • Difficult-to-handle waste (e.g. extra large pallets) may be disposed off by contacting Peter Kithler in person or by mail: stbyg2service.okoplan@au.dk

Persons responsible forhandling chemical waste

  • MBG-Science Park: Maria Vinther and Lise Møller Fogh

The Science Park: containers

The large containers are located at the parking lot by building 3132.

  • Cardboard container
    Clean cardboard, such as cardboard boxes (not pizza trays) - please remember to remove the small plastic address pockets. It is not necessary to remove the tape.
  • Paper container
    Ordinary office paper - no plastic sleeves, binders, etc.
  • Small combustibles (compactor)
    Residual waste from offices, binders, plastic pockets, pizza trays, paper cups,etc.
    "ST-byg" compresses the residual waste every morning and after lunch.
    If you have an extraordinary large amount of waste, you can operate the compactor yourself: The compactor for small combustibles is operated with a key that can be found in a small box behind the door in the copy room at the same place as the car keys. Use key A8-1 to open the box. In the box you will find keys to the cars (blue box), keys to the projectors and paper and garbage containers.
    The instructions for use can be found on the container.  
  • Disposal of glass used in the laboratory
    A special container for laboratory glass. 
    Small types of glass can be placed in the H-waste container.
  • Household glass (please see below)

Household glass

For all glass that has not been used in the laboratory. Must be placed in the container in the bike shed at the end of building 3140.

Electronics

Electronics must be placed on the trolley in the basement in building 3133.0.12.

Batteries

Must be thrown in the special box for batteries behind the door in the copying room in building 3130.

List of chemical waste

MBG:

ENG:

WASTE GROUP:

COMPONENTS:

 

X

C1

 

Mixtures of organic liquids without halogenes and sulfur, with a concentration > 50%.

Ethanol, methanol, acetone, acetonitrile, formaldehyde etc.

 

X

X

H1

Mixtures of organic liquids without halogenes and sulfur, with a concentration > 50%.

Ethanol, methanol, acetone, acetonitrile, formaldehyde etc., imidazole > 0,3 % (40 mM) and small amounts of chemicals from staining and dyeing.

 

X

X

H2- SOLID

Solid waste:
Gels, vials, contaminated napkins, pipette tips, gloves etc. with small amounts of chemicals.

- Vials containing tissue in 4% formaldehyde.

- ELISA plates with Malachit green, TMB, Tween etc.

- Vials from counting with OptiPhase Hisafe 3.
- Slides containing Vectashield.

 

X

X

B2

Mixtures of organic liquids containing > 1 % halogenes or sulfur

Chloroform, DMSO, Mercaptoethanole, Phenol, Sulfolane, Trichloricaceticacid (TCA) < 5% solved in acetone or isoamylalcohol.

 

 

X

B3

Trichloroacetic acid  (TCA).

X

 

B4-SOLID

Solid waste containing organis liquids containing > 1 % halogenes or sulfur.

Jerricans with tube, pipette tips etc. with chloroform/phenol.

Coal filters and coalbags with residues of ethidium bromide.

 

X

X1

Acidic inorganic acids (nitric acid is not included)

- Phosphoirc acid > 25%.

- Hydrochloric acid > 10%.

- Sulfuric acid> 15%.

 

X

X2

Nitric acid > 5%

X

X

X3

Basic inorganic liquids

- Hypochlorite solutions > 1%.

- Sodium hydroxide and Potassium hydroxide solutions > 2 %.

X

 

X4

Chrome sulfuric acid.

X

 

X5

Heavy metals.

- Wash water containing nickel.
- Potassiumhexacyanoferrate in a basic solution.

- Cobalt chloride solution.

- Silver nitrate aolutions

- Cuppersulphate solutions from BCA-analysis.

- ELISA plates and columns containing heavy metals.

 

 

X

X7

Solid waste: Silicagel with small amounts of chemicals

X

X

Z

Chemicals from cleanup.

X

X

K5 – SOLID

Mercury solid waste, thermometers etc.

X

X

A

Waste oil, engine oil and oils from vacuum pumps.

X

X

Z

Aerosols.

X

X

Z

Batteries.

X

 

Klinisk

Clinical waste.