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Hazardous waste definition


Hazardous waste is waste that is flammable, self-igniting, oxidizing, corrosive and/or toxic. These risks are stated on the hazard labels on the chemicals packaging.

Other materials are classified as chemical waste products if they have been in contact with substances that entail specific risks.

New hazard labels were made compulsory as of 1 December 2010. The new labels are listed in a table in Appendix I Hazardous and non-hazardous waste: symbols (old and new). Chapter 19, Acceptance conditions for hazardous waste, describes in detail which substances are hazardous and in which waste categories they belong.

In the event that the Faculty generates waste streams that are not included in these regulations, please contact the Logistics Department: 050-3633855.

There are a number of differences between hazardous waste collection at Nijenborgh 4 (NB4) and the Linnaeusborg. The differences are set out in the table below.

Table: 18.1 Differences between Nijenborgh 4 and Linnaeusborg





To be collected by client

To be collected by Logistics from the corners


Tuesdays between 9 a.m. and 12.00 noon



Hazardous waste is incinerated separately. Mixing with other waste streams is not permitted. This waste is incinerated at a licensed incineration plant.

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