UW-Green Bay

Materials Safe for Landfill

Many solid chemicals may be safely disposed via the normal trash if the containers are tightly capped and of good integrity. Examples are given on the list below. If disposal is intended of more than five pounds of any one of these chemicals, contact the campus Hazardous Waste Coordinator for further evaluation.

Acid, Ascorbic 
Acid, Benzoic 
Acid, Boric 
Acid, Casamind 
Acid, Citric 
Acid, Lactic 
Acid, Oleic 
Acid, Phosphotungstic 
Acid, Phthalic 
Acid, Salicylic 
Acid, Silicic 
Acid, Stearic 
Acid, Succinic 
Acid, Tartaric 
Agar 
Albumen 
Aluminum Hydroxide 
Aluminum metal 
Aluminum Oxide Amino 
Acids, alpha and salts 
Ammonium Bicarbonate 
Ammonium Carbonate 
Ammonium Chloride 
Ammonium Citrate 
Ammonium Lactate 
Ammonium Sulphamate 
Ammonium Phosphate 
Ammonium Sulfate
Barium Carbonate 
Beef Extract 
Barium Sulfate
Buffer Solution
Calcium Borate 
Calcium Chloride 
Calcium Carbonate 
Calcium Fluoride 
Calcium Citrate 
Calcium Oxide
Calcium Lactate 
Calcium Sulfate 
Calcium Phosphate 
Charcoal, animal 
Cerelose, Dextrose 
Copper Oxide 
Chromatographic Absorbent 
Cobalt Oxide
Dextrose 
Drierite
Extract, Malt 
Extract, Yeast
Ferrous Ammonium Sulfate 
Ferric Sulfate
Gelatin 
Galactose 
Gum, Arabic 
Gaphite
Hematoxylin
Iron Oxide
Kaolin
Litmus, Mild 
Lactose 
Lithium Carbonate 
Lithium Chloride 
Lithium Sulfate
Magnesium Borate 
Magnesium Citrate 
Magnesium Carbonate
Magnesium Oxide 
Magnesium Chloride 
Magnesium Sulfate 
Magnesium Lactate 
Manganese Acetate 
Magnesium Phosphate
Manganese Dioxide 
Maltose 
Manganese Chloride 
Manganese Oxide 
Manganese Sulfate 
Methyl Salicylate
Paraffin 
Petroleum jelly 
Peptone 
Pepsin 
Potassium Acetate 
Potassium Bicarbonate 
Potassium Bisulfate 
Potassium Bitartrate 
Potassium Borate 
Potassium Bromate 
Potassium Bromide 
Potassium Carbonate 
Potassium Lactate 
Potassium Iodide 
Potassium Phosphate 
Potassium Sodium Tartrate 
Potassium Sulfate 
Potassium Sulfite 
Potassium Sulphocyanate 
Pumice
SDS (sodium dodecyl sulfate) 
Sodium Acetate 
Sodium Ammonium Phosphate 
Sodium Benzoate 
Sodium Bicarbonate 
Sodium Bisulfate
Sodium Borate 
Sodium Bromide 
Sodium Carbonate 
Sodium Chloride 
Sodium Citrate 
Sodium Formate 
Sodium Iodide 
Sodium Lactate 
Sodium Phosphate 
Sodium Salicylate 
Sodium Silicate 
Sodium Succinate 
Sodium Sulfate 
Sodium Sulfite 
Sodium Tartrate 
Sodium Thioglycollate 
Sodium Thiosulfate 
Sodium Tungstate 
Starch 
Strontium Carbonate 
Strontium Phosphate 
Strontium Sulfate 
Sucrose 
Sulfur 
Sugars 
Sugar alcohols
Talcum powder 
Tin metal 
Thymol 
Tin Oxide 
Trypticase 
Tryptone
Urea
Zinc Oxide