Mixed wastes are radioactive wastes which also contain hazardous waste components regulated under RCRA (the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) regulations. It may not be easy to dispose of mixed wastes, and often we must establish special collection and storage procedures that are specific to your protocols. Contact EHS before generating mixed wastes.
In the laboratory setting the type of mixed wastes most likely to be generated include:
- contaminated lead
- certain organic solvents such as chloroform, phenol, toluene and xylene.
If you are not sure whether your wastes are mixed wastes, i.e., containing both radioactive and hazardous components, contact EHS to make the determination.