How do I handle laboratory waste?

In general, all laboratory waste containers (excluding desk / household receptacles) must be kept closed when not adding or removing waste. All waste containers must be labeled according to the type (biological, chemical, radiological) of waste being collected. All biohazardous waste, regardless of biosafety classification level, must be decontaminated before disposal. Refer to the individual program areas, biological waste, chemical, radioactive and regulated medical waste for specific details.

Questions? Contact EHS, 231-3600.