What kind of waste is chemical

Chemical waste categorization

Waste is never composed in an exactly reproducible way. Your chemical waste originated in your area of ​​activity, which is why you should be best able to know and assess its composition. The information given here has been compiled to the best of your knowledge and belief, but it remains your responsibility to assess whether this information is sensible and safe to use in your specific case. Existing disposal regulations that you have made with disposal companies or your school administration take precedence over the information given here in the event of a conflict! Notes, feedback and questions are welcome.

We are presenting you with examples of some types of waste and want to use them to record ways in which waste can be disposed of correctly. You must decide for yourself whether it makes sense to manage the type of waste described below at your facility based on the amount of waste you generate.

Please note the list of chemicals that may not (no longer) be used at the school!

Categorization according to RiSU

The RiSU has the following categories for chemical waste:

Follow the links provided for more information on these categories.

Categorization according to the European Waste Catalog

According to Appendix 2 of the "Regulation on the European Waste Catalog", chemical wastes are divided into categories to which waste codes are assigned. That means:

If you can assign your waste to one of these categories, there is also a disposal route for this waste!

It goes without saying that the above-mentioned RiSU categorizations are compatible with the European waste directory. Therefore, the following is only important to you if you want to dispose of waste that cannot be assigned to one of the RiSU categories.

If you read through Appendix 2 of the aforementioned regulation, you will come across countless numbers, most of which will not help you in the least. But the numbers are sorted by chapters. The following chapters are of particular interest to you:

  • 06: Waste from inorganic chemical processes
  • 07: Waste from organic chemical processes
  • 14: Waste from organic solvents, coolants and propellants (except waste that falls under Chapter 07 or 08)
  • 14: Packaging waste, absorbent materials, wiping cloths, filter materials and protective clothing (n.a.)

It is certainly not your job to assign your waste to one of these categories and if your disposal methods are well established, you do not have to worry about waste code numbers. However, if there are difficulties in getting rid of waste in a specific case, it might help if you can make suggestions to your waste disposal company as to which waste code number your waste could be disposed of.

If you use the DEGINTU hazardous materials management program, you will also find the waste code numbers for the chemical waste types stored there in the integrated hazardous material database.

Categorization by your waste disposal company

If your disposal company imposes requirements on you to collect your waste in a certain way, this has priority!