Guidelines for the Disposal of Biohazardous Waste NOT A HUMAN PATHOGEN HUMAN PATHOGENS Cell Culture, Not Human Human Cell Culture Recombinant DNA Gene Therapy Vectors (Biotechnology) (Risk Groups 2 & 3 Recombinant DNA) (Risk Group 1 Recombinant All Pathogens – Risk Groups 2 & 3 DNA) Agents Risk Groups 1 Agents Fluid Blood - Human SHARPS SOLIDS LIQUIDS SOLIDS SHARPS Autoclave Bag Autoclave Bag NOT Red in Color Red in Color NO Biohazard Symbol Biohazard Symbol NO Biohazard Wording Biohazard Wording Sharps Container Decontaminate with Sharps Container NOT Cardboard Bleach to a Final NOT Cardboard NO Biohazard Symbol Concentration of 10% Has Biohazard Symbol NO Biohazard Wording (or use Other Has Biohazard Wording Appropriate AUTOCLAVE (If Possible) Close Sharps Discard in Regular Drain Disposal with Discard in Close Sharps Container and Trash Copious Amounts Designated Container and Complete of Water Biohazard Waste Complete Hazardous Waste Container for EH&S Hazardous Waste Tag to Pick Up (x6727) Tag Biohazard Bag Containers • Red biohazard bags in use must be kept inside rigid, leak-resistant containers. The container must have a lid that fits. • The container may be of any color. • The container must be labeled, “Biohazardous Waste” or with the word “BIOHAZARD” and international biohazard symbol on the lid and the sides so that the label is visible from any lateral direction.
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