What kind of trash do meth lab cooks throw away? The kind of trash that meth labs generate varies according to which method they’re using to make meth. Here is a list of some items that may be a signal a meth lab.
Rags with red and/or yellow stains.
A large number of pill blister packaging from cold and allergy products containing pseudoephedrine.
Bottles or containers connected with rubber hosing and duct tape
Empty containers from white gas, ether, starting fluids, lye or drain openers, paint thinner, acetone, or alcohol.
Compressed gas cylinders, or camp stove (Coleman) fuel containers
Packaging from Epsom salts or rock salt.
Propane tanks or coolers containing strong ammonia odors.
Pyrex/glass/Corning containers, with dried chemical deposits left in them.
Coolers, thermos bottles, or other cold storage containers.
Respiratory masks and filters or dust masks.
Funnels, hosing and clamps.
Discarded rubber or latex gloves.
Coffee filters, pillow cases or bed sheets stained red (used to filter red phosphorous), or containing a white powdery residue.
Disposable cold packs.
Multiple bags of fertilizer.
Originally posted: October 20, 2008.