Dos and Don ts- Bio Hazardous waste

Dos and Don ts- Bio Hazardous waste:

                             DO put waste in a red or orange bio hazard bag before putting it into this container.

DO label your waste bag with your PIs name and lab room number.

DO use this container to dispose of large numbers of contaminated glass slides (provided they are contained in an appropriate sharps container) DO double bag your waste before dropping it off in this container.

DO place all sharps (including needles and glass pipets) in labeled sharps containers. Other sharps including plastic serological pipets and cotton swabs w/ wooden handles and pipet tips must be disposed of in a solid, puncture resistant container, such as a Pipet Keeper.

DO use this container to dispose of left over human tissue from sectioning and human organs. DO NOT DISPOSE OF ANIMALS IN THIS CONTAINER.

DO dispose of mixed wastes (biological/chemical sharps) NO Radioactive Materials

DON'T autoclave waste before disposing of it in this container (if you choose to autoclave your waste, it MUST be put into this container for disposal, but it is not necessary to autoclave the waste prior to disposal as the disposal company will ensure that all waste is autoclaved).

DON'T put regular trash in this container.

DON'T put loose waste in this container.

DON'T place bags in this container that have sharp objects sticking out of them.

DON'T overfill this container; notify ORS if it is getting too full.

DON'T put anything in your red bag that is not a regulated medical waste as defined above. Human body parts and animal carcasses are prohibited. The Center for Comparative Medicine handles all animal carcasses. Containers that previously held infectious materials but which have been treated by auto claving or chemical disinfection do not need to be collected.

DON'T place any free liquids in your red bag, including blood. Red bags are intended only for solid regulated medical waste. Auto claved liquids may be disposed of down the drain. Blood may be disposed of by pouring it down the drain.