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3.14 Special Waste The Special Waste Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004 amend the Special Waste (Scotland) Regulations 1997 and came into force on 1 July 2004. Special Waste is so called because it has hazardous properties that may render it harmful to human health or the environment. Examples of waste classed as Special Waste include: •• Asbestos. •• Lead-acid batteries. •• Electrical equipment containing hazardous components such as cathode ray tubes. •• Oily sludges. •• Solvents. •• Fluorescent light tubes. •• Chemical wastes. •• Pesticides. Special waste cannot be placed into normal domestic waste bins. The University has arrangements in place, and makes use of specialist contractors, to deal with Special Waste. If you are uncertain about the waste you have, please contact OR&ES for advice on how to dispose of the waste. (See also sustainability booklet)

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