My coworkers inform me that some paint was dropped and broke open when the dumpster was being emptied. Yes, paint. Not radioactive paint or anything -- just the usual kind that's used on walls and things. Keep in mind though that our program has various licenses as a clinic and a preschool, so this means that even paint (well, in sufficient quantities, I assume) gets cleaned up by the hazmat team. Who knew? Makes sense though.
Right now there are a number of ominous-looking pieces of heavy equipment out back, several people in astronaut suits, and a Smart car (!) belonging to the contracted waste cleanup company. The kids in groups downstairs are having a blast watching all of this.
(I tried to take a picture, but it didn't turn out since we have those heavy metal mesh screens over the windows so the kids can't fall through.)