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BIOHAZARD Waste Disposal

Go Green Solutions provides a comprehensive guide to what you need to know in regards to Biohazard Waste Disposal. 

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So, what is Biohazard Waste Disposal?

According to UCSD, biohazard waste disposal  in relation to biomedical, infectious, sharps, clinical medical waste, etc. may be contaminated by blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials in which is cause for significant risk of transmitting infection to humans or harming the environment. 

To summarize, it is important to follow the guidelines for the below categories of generated waste:

  • Animal Carcasses & Animal Waste
  • Solid Lab Waste
  • Pathological *human anatomical specimens
  • Liquid Biohazard Waste
  • Sharps

Animals and animal body parts given the animal is infectious or even possibly infectious, genetically modified *mice as an example, are classified as biohazard waste.

To store, the carcass should be placed in a clear and completely transparent bag (no color). Then, it must be placed in the proper container with a red liner. The carcass can be stored in a refrigerator or freezer up to 7 days. 

Labeling:

  • Biohazard symbol
  • IACUC protocol number
  • Date
  • Species
  • PI name
  • Facility Address

For more information, please see the full article listed below and for the animal carcass disposal flow chart (courtesy of UCSD) Click Here.

Solid Lab Waste would be described as Plastic pipettes, pipette tips, syringes without needles, petri dishes, culture flasks, paper towels, bench paper, biohazardous animal bedding, and gloves contaminated with infectious, potentially infectious, or genetically modified materials or organisms including invertebrates. (according to UCSD)

Labeling:

  • Biohazard symbol on lid and sides
  • Facility Address 

For more information, please see the full article listed below.

 

Solid Lab Waste

Pathological Biohazard Waste would be described as non-recognizable – human anatomical specimens, body parts, or organs.

Labeling:

  • Biohazard symbol
  • Facility Address 

For more information, please see the full article listed below.

Pathological

(human anatomical specimens)

Liquid Biohazard Waste would be described as Liquid biohazardous cultures or specimens, including infectious, potentially infectious, or genetically modified organisms.

Labeling:

For more information, please see the full article listed below.

Liquid Biohazard Waste

Sharps would be described as Hypodermic needles, needles with syringes or tubing, blades, and all glassware if contaminated with infectious, potentially infectious, or genetically modified materials.

Labeling:

  • Biohazard symbol
  • Facility Address

Need to know how to properly dispose of sharps? Click Here
*courtesy of UCSD

For more information, please see the full article listed below.

Sharps

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Biohazard Waste Disposal Guideline Poster

Unfortunately, many people do not know how to properly disposal of biohazard waste disposal. Please click the button below and download the pdf poster which will help you stay safe and compliant!

*Courtesy of UCSD

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