UVM Environmental Safety Facility
Materials Allowed for Disposal as Non-Hazardous in the Sink or Trash

Last Updated: September 21, 2016

Important Notes:

  • This list is updated on a continuous basis based on information requests from lab techs. Please consult it when you start generating a new waste stream to determine the status of that waste stream.
  • While the solid powders and gels listed may be disposed of in the regular trash, they must be placed in secure, non-leaking containers and labelled "Non-Hazardous Waste" before being placed in the trash. Please double-bag these containers inside clear plastic bags and squeeze out any excess air from the bags, before placing them in the regular solid waste receptacle. This will protect trash handlers in case the primary container breaks.

    Also, under no circumstances should liquids, or bottles containing liquids, be placed in a solid waste receptacle. This also applies to odoriferous materials, sharps and laboratory equipment.

    Empty chemical containers should be triple rinsed and their label defaced before being placed in the trash.

    Showing all approved.

    Common NameChemicalsConcentrationDetermination
     2',4'-Dimethylacetophenone any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     2'-Deoxyadenosine 5'-triphosphate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     2-Chloroadenosine upto 15 mM liquid: sanitary sewer
     2-Deoxy-D-ribose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     4-Amino-2-methyl-1-naphthol; Vitamin K5 any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     A-Adenosine, free base any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     A-Amylase, type II-A any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     A-Amylase, type VI-B any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     a-Chymotrypsinogen A any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     a-D(+)-Melibioseany concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     A-Glucosidase, type I any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     A-NADP, tetrasodium salt; A-Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Acid waste, pH over 5.5 Contains only non-heavy metal acid and water sanitary sewer
     Actin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Adenosine 2' & 3'-monophosphate, disodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Adenosine 2' & 3'-monophosphate, free acid any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Adenosine 2',3'-cyclic monophosphate, sodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate, sodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Adenosine 3'-monophosphate, sodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Adenosine 5'-diphosphate, sodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Adenosine 5'-monophosphate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Adenosine 5'-monophosphate, disodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Adenosine 5'-monophosphate, sodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Adonitol; Ribitol any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Agar; Bacto agar any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Agarose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Aginic acid, sodium salt; Sodium alginate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Albumin, bovine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Albumin, bovine, methylated any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Albumin, human any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Albumin, human, 30% solution any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Alcohol dehydrogenase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Aldolase, type X any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
    alizarin red Salizarin red S(0.2%), Sodium bicarbonate(0.15%), Water(99.65%)Any concentrationOK for general sink disposal
     alpha-Lactose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
    Modified Morgan solution (Ammonium acetate), with fluorideAmmonium hydroxide, concentrated(4.6%%), Glacial acetic acid(7.2%%), Ammonium fluoride(0.1%%), Water(88.1%%)Any concentrationOK for general sink disposal
    Modified Morgan solution (Ammonium acetate)Ammonium hydroxide, concentrated(4.6%%), Glacial acetic acid(7.2%%), Water(88.2%%)Any concentrationOK for general sink disposal
     Amylase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Amyloglucosidase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Amylose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Antifoam A emulsion any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     APV up to 3 M liquid: sanitary sewer
     Apyrase, grade VI any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Arginase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Arginine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Aspartamene; Asp-phe methyl ester; L-Aspartyl-L-phenylalanine methyl ester any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Atropine up to 0.15 M liquid: sanitary sewer
     Autex developer and replenisher working solution concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     b-Alanine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     B-Amylase, sweet potato any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     B-Carotene type IV; Carotene type III; Carotene, trans-b- any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     B-D(+)Glucose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     B-D(-)-Fructose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     b-Glucosidase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     b-Lactoglobulin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     B-Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide agarose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     B-Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate, tetrasodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     B-Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, disodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     B-Nicotinamide mononucleotide any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Baclofen upto 0.07 M liquid: sanitary sewer
     Bacto peptone; Peptone any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Base waste, pH between 12.5 and 11 Contains only non-heavy metal base and water if daily volume < 0.5 L, sanitary sewer
     Base waste, pH less than 11 Contains only non-heavy metal base and water sanitary sewer
     Bayberry wax any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Bentonite any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Beta-Glucuronidase, type VIII any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Betaine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Bicuculline upto 7 mM liquid: sanitary sewer
     Bile salts any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Biocytin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Bromelain any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Calcium citrate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Calcium phosphate, monobasic any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Calcium sulfate (Dierite) any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
    solid: place in closed bag, then in trash
     Carbachol chloride upto 20 mM liquid: sanitary sewer
     Carbonic anhydrase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Carboxypeptidase B, type I any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Carboxypeptidase Y any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Carminic acid any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Carrageenan, type II any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Carrageenan, type IV any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Casein any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Cellobiose, D(+) any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Cellulase type I, II, V, VI, and VII any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Chalk; Protexulate; Calcium carbonate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Chitin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Chondroitin sulfate A, sodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     CM Cellulose powder; Carboxymethyl cellulose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Cocarboxylase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Coenzyme A, sodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Collagen any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Collagenase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
    Comet cleanserComet(10%%), Bleach(20%%), Water(70%)Any concentrationOK for one-time sink disposal
     Coulture waste < 0.0015% KCN, < 0.078% ammonia salt, <0.061% isopropanol, remainder saline sanitary sewer
     Cytidine 2'&3'-monophosphate, free acid any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Cytidine 2'-monophosphate, sodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Cytidine 5'-triphosphate, sodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Cytosine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-(+)-Maltose, monohydrate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-Arabinose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-Arabitol any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-Asparagine, monohydrate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-Aspartic acid any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-Erythrose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-Fructose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-Fructose-1,6-diphosphatase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-Glutamic acid any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-glycogen any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-Lactic dehydrogenase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-Ribose 5-phosphate, disodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-Sorbitol any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-Valine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     D-Xylose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Dehydroisoandrosterone 3-sulfate, sodium salt dihydrate; Sodium dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Deoxyepinephrine hydrochloride any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Deoxyribonucleic acid, type XV any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Deuterium oxide; Heavy water any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer solid: trash
     Dextran any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Dextrose, monohydrate; glucose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Diphenylmethane any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DL-Alanine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DL-Aminobutyric acid; GABA any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer solid: trash
     DL-Asparagine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DL-Aspartic acid any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DL-Cystine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DL-Glutamic acid any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DL-Glutamic acid, monohydrate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DL-Histidine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DL-Homoserine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DL-Isoleucine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DL-Leucine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DL-Pantothenic acid, hemicalcium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DL-Proline any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DL-Serine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DL-Threonine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     DNA Polymerase I any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Egg albumin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Elastase, type III any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Elastin-orcein any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Enolase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Ethidium bromide buffer Ethidium bromide <0.4wt% sanitary sewer
     Ethidium bromide gel Ethidium bromide <0.4 wt% in non-polyacyrlamide gel place into closed bag, then into trash
     Fibrin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Fibrinogen, human type I any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Fibronectin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Flavin adenine dinucleotide any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Folic acid any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Fomblin oil any concentration Sanitary sewer
     Fumaric acid, potassium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Gelatin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Glass beads any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Glucose-6-phosphate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Glutamic acid upto 50 mM liquid: sanitary sewer
     Glycerin any concentration sanitary sewer
     Glyculglycine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Gram's slide stain rinsate 1 drop of crystal violet solution, 1 drop of iodine stain solution, 1 drop of acetone/ethanol solution and 1 drop of Safrinin solution rinsed into 10 L of water sanitary sewer
     Guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate, sodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Guanosine 3'-monophosphate, sodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Guanosine 5'-monophosphate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Guar gum any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Gum, karaya any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Gum, xanthan any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Hematin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Hemin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Hemoglobin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Hexokinase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Histone any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Hyaluronidase, type I-S any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Hydrocortisone any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Hydrocortisone acetate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Hydrogen peroxide 3% or below liquid: sanitary sewer
     IgG any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Ilford 2000 RT developer #741759 working solution concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Ilford 2150 XL developer #741816 working solution concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Ilford ID 11 working solution concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Inulin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Invertase, grade V any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Iron powder wet or oxidized  
     Isoproternol upto 150 mM liquid: sanitary sewer
     Kaolin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
    Vesta-SydeKlenzyme (pH 7.5 in water)(0.24%%), Vesphene (pH 12.3 in water)(0.24%%), Water(99.52%%)Any concentrationOK for general sink disposal
     Kodak dektol developer working solution concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Kodak developer D-11 working solution concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Kodak developer D-19 working solution concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Kodak developer D-76 working solution concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Kodak microdol X-developer working solution concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Kodak Technidol developer working solution concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Kodalith developer (A:B = 1:1) working solution concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L(+) Arabinose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-(+)-Arginine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-Alanine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-Asparagine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-Aspartic acid any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-Aspartic acid, monosodium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-Citrulline any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-Glucose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-Glutamic acid any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-Glutamine in saline any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-Lactic dehydrogenase, type XI any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-Proline; CAS # 147-85-3 any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-Serine; CAS# 56-45-1 any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-Sorbose any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-Threonine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     L-Valine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Lactoferrin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Lectin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Lectin from glycine max any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Lectin from triticum vulgaris peroxidase labeled any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Locust bean gum (carob flour) any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer solid: trash
     Lysozyme, grade I (chicken egg) any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Magnesium hydroxide any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Metal articles pipes, sheets, rocks, cuttings, etc. (materials that are not powdered, finely divided or dissolved and are not made of chromium, copper, lead, nickel, silver and zinc) small items may be placed into trash, for very large items (janitor cannot handle) make special arrangements with trash company
    Methanol mixturemethanol(10%%), acetic acid(3%%), water(87%%)Any concentrationOK for general sink disposal
    methanolmethanol(<9%%), water(>91%%)Any concentrationOK for general sink disposal
     Methyl cellulose (All centipoises) any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Monoamine oxidase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     MXR RP-HC developer working solution concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Myoglobin, human any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Myokinase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
    TBS-T, Tris-Buffered Saline with TweenNaCl(0.8766%), Trizma Base(0.2422%), Tween(0.05%), Water(98.8312%)Any concentrationOK for general sink disposal
     NADP; Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Naloxone upto 0.1 M liquid: sanitary sewer
     Nerve growth factor any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Neuraminidase, type X and type VIII any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Nifedipine upto 0.3 M liquid: sanitary sewer
     Nimodipine upto 0.7 M liquid: sanitary sewer
     Norepinephrine upto 10 mM liquid: sanitary sewer
     p-Hydroxybenzoic acid propyl ester any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Pantothenic acid any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Pantothenic acid, hemicalcium salt; Calcium pantothenate; Vitamin B5, calcium salt any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Pectin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Pectinase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Penicillinase, type I any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Phentalamine upto 1500 mM liquid: sanitary sewer
     Phenylephrine upto 200 mM liquid: sanitary sewer
     Phosphatase alkaline, type VII-NT, bovine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Phosphodiesterase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Phosphodiesterase 3',5'-cyclic nucleotide any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Picker 3.7.90 PCI 262889 working solution concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Picrotoxin upto 0.3 mM liquid: sanitary sewer
     Plasmin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Polymeric materials, epoxys, adhesives and glues Hardened, reacted dried or solidified materials only  
     Potassium bitartarate; Potassium hydrogen tartarate; Cream of Tartar any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Potassium thiosulfate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Proline any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Propranalol upto 250 mM liquid: sanitary sewer
     Prostaglandin F1A antiserum from rabbit any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Protease inhibitor from rabbit skeletal muscle any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Pyridoxal phosphate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Railroad ties Cresol < 200 ppm make arrangements with landfill through EH&S
     Rauwolscine upto 30 mM liquid: any concentration
     Rennin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Riboflavin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Ribonuclease A; Ribonuclease S; Ribonuclease T1 any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Rosin gum; Rosin wood any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Saline solution Less than 50% sodium chloride in water sanitary sewer
     Sarcosine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Sodium ascorbate; Vitamin C, sodium any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Sodium azide solution sodium azide < 0.05% in water sanitary sewer
    Sodium carbonate/bicarbonate eluentSodium carbonate(0.085%%), Sodium bicarbonate(0.008%%), Water(99.907%%)Any concentrationOK for general sink disposal
    sodium deoxycholatesodium deoxycholate(2%), water(98%)Any concentrationOK for general sink disposal
     Starch any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Streptokinase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Strontium sulfate any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Succinamide any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Sucrose; table sugar any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Sybr Safe<0.4%liquid: sanitary sewer , solid: trash
    Ralph StuartSybr Safe DNA Gel Stain(<0.4wt%%)Any concentrationOK for general sink disposal
     Thyroglobulin, bovine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Tragacanth gum any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Transferrin, human any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Triolein any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
    RBC Lysis Bufffertris aminomethane(50%), EDTA(50%)Any concentrationOK for general sink disposal
     Tris buffer upto 0.1 M liquid: sanitary sewer
     Tropomyosin any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Trypsin inhibitor any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
    Tris Buffered Saline, 0.05% Tween-20 (TBST)Tween-20(.05%%), 10XTBS(10%%), Milli Q Water(89.95%%)Any concentrationOK for general sink disposal
     Valine any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Vitamin K1; Phylloquinone; 2-methyl-3-phytyl-1,4-naphthoquinone any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
    Water Waste from Cleaning PlatesWater(97%), Stroptomycin, Niomycin, Terraclor(1%), Magnesium Sulfate, Potassium Phosphate(1%), Peptone, Agar(1%)Any concentrationOK for general sink disposal
     Xanthine oxidase any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer
     Xylitol any concentration liquid: sanitary sewer

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    Last Revised:

    June 28, 2010