Biohazardous Waste Processing
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Biohazardous waste is processed through a centralized facility in DE-415. Laboratory personnel should consult the EH&S Hazard Awareness and Management Manual; Chapter VI- Hazardous Waste Directory for specific instructions. All waste is to be delivered directly to the site for processing.
The following summarizes general processing guidelines.
Waste must be submitted in FHCRC approved bags. The following options meet established standards:
Source Item Size Temp FHCRC
biohazard bags with
12" x 24"
24" x 30"
24" x 36"
Large bags should not be filled more than half-way. All bags should be securely tied at the top to prevent contents from spilling, while leaving air space at the top of each to allow for a 5 inch grip. Each bag must be labeled with the following information: date and room #.
All bags are to be deposited into the red covered holding containers located at the processing site (DE-417). Sharps containers are left outside the lab for Housekeeping to pick-up and not taken to Biohazard. Lab personnel are required to log-in the waste in the log book provided at the staging area and provide information regarding the contents of each bag.