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Chemical and Biological Waste Management Handbook

A guide to learn the basics of hazardous waste management and to help classify and dispose of waste safely and in compliance with international standards


Publication date
4 March 2024
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments | Joint Research Centre
CBRN areas
  • Bio-safety/bio-security
  • Public and infrastructure protection
  • Public health impact mitigation
  • Safety and security
  • Waste management
CBRN categories
  • Chemical
  • Biological
Publications for CBRN-EUP2P
  • CoE Publications
  • CBRN resources


The Handbook is a guiding document describing the several implications that the multidimensional problem of hazardous waste management entails. The reader will approach not only the knowledge of technical procedures for the management of hazardous waste, but also the basics for understanding the legal framework that regulates the issue as well as the security implications of the problem.

The guide can be profitably read by public health managers and policy-makers, hospital managers, environmental health professionals, and all administrators with an interest in and responsibility for waste management. Beside these professionals that may benefit from learning the basics of waste management, this guide is designed to help laboratory supervisors and personnel classify and dispose of waste safely and in compliance with international standards.

This CBRN resource has been produced within the framework of the EU CBRN CoE Project 65 CABICHEM - ‘Strengthening chemical and biological waste management in Central Asia countries for improved security and safety risk mitigation’



4 MARCH 2024
Chemical and Biological Waste Management Handbook