Human Resources

Hazardous Waste 

Waste at the University is divided into two main types;

  • Hazardous

  • Non-hazardous

The disposal of hazardous waste has to be carefully controlled to ensure it doesn’t pose a threat now or in the future to both human health and the environment. It includes:

  • Solvents – chlorinated and non-chlorinated

  • Glass – flasks, Winchesters, Borsilicate

  • Silica – powder and gel using for separating compounds

  • Metals – soft toxic in small quantities

  • Used oils – cooking and mechanical

  • Empty gas cylinders

  • Clinical

Waste Management

  • Reducing the amount of stock purchased to minimum quantities may help reduce potential for excess stock to be disposed of at a later date.  

  • Correct treatment of hazardous waste can in some circumstances, neutralise it or make it sufficiently safe for it to be disposed of as non hazardous waste.  

  • All hazardous waste must be stored, transported and disposed of safely.