Broken glass, sharp plastic, plate glass, pyrex.
If not contaminated with an infectious agent, dispose of material in a glass waste box. When full, close it securely and bring it to the designated waste accumulation area for pick-up.
Glass pipettes, needles, syringes, scalpel blades, razor blades, glass microscope slides and coverslips.
These items must be disposed of in a sharps container. When a container is 3/4 full, close it and place it in a medical waste box provided by EH&S. Prior to the scheduled medical waste pick-up, tape the medical waste box closed and label it "sharps". Sharps waste and other pathological waste must be in separate boxes and may not be mixed. No box may exceed 40 pounds.
Soiled animal bedding generated from IACUC-approved research activities.
Soiled animal bedding that is non-infectious (Biosafety Level 1) should be double-bagged, knotted or taped closed, and placed in the designated waste bin to be disposed of via the regular trash. No bag should exceed 40 pounds.
Biosafety Level 2+ labs must dispose of all animal bedding waste as medical waste, with red bags and biohazard boxes. Biohazard boxes are picked up by EH&S at pre-arranged times and upon request.
Experimentally cultured stocks, plates, ethidium bromide gels, (non-sharps) materials contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious materials, materials contaminated with human mutagens, teratogens, carcinogens, or federal listed Select Agents.
Place medical waste in red bags only. When full, close bags and place in cardboard medical waste box provided by EH&S. Contact EH&S to schedule pick-up. Prior to a scheduled medical waste pick-up, tape boxes shut.
Boxes must be under 40 a piece. Boxes exceeding 40 pounds will not be picked up.
If material can be autoclaved or otherwise sterilized so that it no longer presents a biological or sharps hazard, it may be disposed of as regular waste.
Animal carcasses, tissues, and organs generated from IACUC-approved research activities.
Bag and store all animal carcasses in the designated freezer only.
Within 6 hours of a scheduled medical waste pick-up, pack bags in the biohazard boxes provided be EH&S and tape shut. Boxes must be under 40 a piece. Boxes exceeding 40 pounds will not be picked up.