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 Margit S Rasmussen

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


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

The Science Park

H1 waste liquid

H 2 Elisa/small container:

Organic solvents below 50 %, no halogens Elisa plates and other small containers:
Acetonitrile  Elisa plates in container with lid:
Butanol Malachite green
Dioxane, Hexane TMB (tetramethylbenzidine)
Ethanol, Methanol Arsen ca. 0,7% / Bismuth(II)citrate
Formaldehyde Tween
Guanidin-hydrochloride Bradford
Propanol Tissue samples in 4% formalin
Stripping buffer from Western blots Counting vials with organic solvents in closed container
Small amounts of:  
Acetic acid <25 % Small tubes with small amounts of chemicals
Trichloroacetic acid <1% Petri dishes with small amounts of chemicals
Coomassieblue<1% Slides with Vecta shield
Phosphoric acid  

H 3 waste, solid:

C waste:

In closed plast bags Liquid organic solvents above 50%
Closed needle boxes with scalpels and needles. No halogens
Gels. Pipet tips, napkins, gloves, containers Acetone
dirty with small amounts of chemicals with the following  Acetonitrile

following symbols:

Containers with chemicals with these symbols

Buthanol, Propanol
  Dioxane, Hexane

Z - waste:

Z – waste:

Mixed laboratory waste  
Placed in tight, closed bags on the shelf to the right  Empty small butane gas cans
Remember to write a continuous number, the chemical name and your name in the book ! Empty spray cans
Strong acids and bases  

B 1 – waste solid, carbonfilters:

B 2 – liquid:  

  Organic solvents with halogens
Carbon filters and carbon bags with ethidiumbromide Chloroform
ethidiumbromide DMSO
Carbonfilters/carbonbags are wet and have to be  Mercaptoethanol
packed wet into a plasticbag Sulfolane
Ethidiumbromide, but only in solid form!  Trichloroacetic acid <5%
Ethidiumbromide, liquid, has to be put to Z-waste! The above can be mixed with:

X1 – waste with heavy metals:

X 2- waste:

Elisa plates with heavy metals in closed buckets Chromosulfuric acid
Columns with heavy metals in closed bags  
Neutral washing buffer with nikkel in a plastcontainer  
A container of plast with 1 % of Potassiumhexacyanoferrat in a basic solution   

O1 - Reactive waste

Solid Mercury waste

Hydrogenperoxide, 20-60% Thermometre and similar

Wasted oil waste


Motor oil (not chlorine oil, Fp above 61 C), oil from vacuum pumps A container for all used batteries in the copy
vacuum pumps room in the 2. building

Yellow boxes for hazardous waste:

Only for waste from medical treatment of humans, animals or biological research with a low risk of contamination.
Collected separately