Photo Fixer

To assist with waste minimization efforts, spent photo fixer is collected as hazardous waste from University generators and the silver reclaimed. For this reason, spent photo fixer is collected and disposed of separately from other photographic waste.


  1. Collect fixer in appropriate containers

  2. Do not fill containers to the top. Leave about 3 inches at the top of the container to facilitate the recovery process. Containers will not be collected if overfilled.

  3. Place the hazardous waste label on the container.  Record the contents, accumulation start date (the first day spent fixer is placed in the container), department name, and the name of a contact person.

  4. Do not add other photo chemicals to the waste fixer container.

  5. Fill out a waste packing form for photo fixer and submit to CWP.