Lab Related Waste

Medical/Biological Waste Training 

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General Work Practices

Hazardous Material Waste Training


  • Non-Hazardous Lab Waste
  • Laboratory Glass and Non-Hazardous Sharps 
  • Biohazard Waste Disposal
  • Sharps Waste
  • Hazardous Waste- (Chemical Disposal)
    • Use the WASTe Login.  Go to the WASTe Information Page for more details.
    • Labs in 1515 Newton Ct., 1544 Newton Ct. and the CNS-Annex, take your properly tagged chemicals, in secondary containment, that have already been submitted for pick up to room 425 during the scheduled date/time.
      • DO NOT leave abandoned chemicals in or around the room, you must personally deliver the chemicals to the EH&S representative.
    • For information regarding Ethidium Bromide detoxification, see Safety Net #53.
    • For more information regarding Chemical Waste Disposal, see Safety Net #8.
    • For information on chemical spills see Safety Net #13 "Guidelines for Chemical Spill Control."
    • Disinfect UV light bulbs and submit them as hazardous waste during the normal waste pick up schedule as "Universal Waste."
  • Controlled Drug Disposal
  • Chemotherapeutic Agents
    • Place liquid chemotherapeutic waste in an appropriately labeled yellow hard-walled container.
    • Submit all chemotherapeutic waste to Stericycle. 
      • Note: An account with Stericycle must be set up prior to using chemotherapeutic agents.
    • Place the container at the accumulation site, or call Stericycle when the container is ready for pick up.
  • Non-Hazardous Animal Carcass Disposal
    • Place carcasses in the freezer in room 425 at 1515 Newton Ct. for pick up.
    • Complete the information in the sign-in log of room 425.
  • Biohazardous Animal Carcass Disposal
    • Place carcasses in a red biohazard bag in a designated carcass disposal freezer at an approved pick up location.
    • Call Stericycle to pick up carcasses in the freezer. Make sure they give you a manifest document.
    • Give a copy of the manifest document to the CNS Safety Manager.
  • Radioactive Waste