Biohazard Waste Disposal

Certain materials generated by research lab activities must be disposed of as “regulated medical waste”.  The information presented here will assist you with categorizing, packaging and labeling waste materials that fall into the category of biohazardous or regulated medical waste.    Adherence to these guidelines will ensure compliance with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulatory standards and the NIH Guidelines for Research with Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules.

For guidance on disposal of regulated medical waste and sharps generated by Chemistry Department research, please see Chemistry Department Biohazardous Waste Disposal.