You Should Not Pour Lab Waste Down the Drain

In some cases, lab waste may be excluded from hazardous waste regulations when properly discharged to a sewer system and mixed with domestic sewage that will be treated in a publically owned treatment works (POWT).

In other cases pouring lab waste down the drain is considered impermissible dilution. Also, some wastes are prohibited from being introduced into a POTW. Midwest Environmental Services can provide guidance on how you may properly dispose of your lab waste. In addition, Midwest Environmental Services provides lab pack disposal which is perfectly suited for proper removal of small quantities of lab generated waste.

Please contact Midwest Environmental Services and allow us to evaluate your situation to determine a compliant course of action.