The photographic developing process involves many types of chemicals. Many of the common processes used generate hazardous waste. For example spent fixer often contains silver, which is regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Unused chemicals such as stop bath are acidic, and are also regulated under RCRA.

For more information, please contact your campus specialist or environmental services at REHS 848-445-2550



  • For Overall Program Management, to obtain an Art Safety Manual, or for guidelines on how to store and/or dispose of hazardous waste call Rosemarie Kulp at 848-445-2550
  • Please direct all questions regarding hazardous waste to