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Handling of chemicals


Here you will find information about the handling of chemicals and how chemical waste should be dealt with. These rules concern Medicinaregatan; in the hospital other rules apply.

The cost for the destruction of chemical waste is paid centrally at the University of Gothenburg (GU) and is thus not a direct cost for the individual research group. GU and Chalmers together have an agreement with Gryaab concerning which chemicals can be discarded by being poured down the drains.

The basic principle is as follows:
"All solutions of chemicals which chemically differ from normal household waste must be gathered in containers and sent for destruction as hazardous waste. This means that only solutions which in the short term and long term are unequivocally completely harmless to people, drainage traps, the different processes in the sewage treatment works, the river Göta Älv etc. may be added to the outlet."

Guidelines for Discharge to Drains from Research and Teaching Laboratories

You will find other rules, tips and guidelines about laboratory work with a concern for the environment in:

Rules for environmentally adapted handling of chemicals
Antibiotic waste

How to get rid of chemical waste

How should chemical waste be packed, and where can I leave it? Such questions will all be answered in the instruction manual for the handling of chemical and hazardous waste. The manual was written for the Physiology building, but the rules are the same for all laboratories at Medicinaregatan. However, information concerning contact persons and rooms for temporary storage of hazardous waste is different. At Medicinaregatan, there are four rooms:

  • Medicinaregatan 11, Physiology basement, right opposite the elevator (contact person: Rita Grander 786 33 29)
  • Medicinaregatan 9, basement, rooms nos. 1310 c & d (contact person: Therese Carlsson 786 33 26)
  • Medicinaregatan 1G, room no. 1581 (contact person: Bernt Johansson 786 35 45 or 0733-325177)
  • Medicinaregatan 15A, EBM, room no. 2076 (contact persons: Gabriella Wendt 786 58 65 and Lisbeth Björndal 786 56 56)

Instruction manual for handling Chemical and Hazardous waste

Here you can find all the environmental coordinators at The Sahlgrenska Academy.

Contact Information

Professor Mats Sandberg

Environmental Coordinator at Sahlgrenska Academy, 405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address:
Medicinaregatan 11

031 786 3395

073 901 1005

Page Manager: Pontus Sundén|Last update: 11/27/2014

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