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Autoclaved biomedical waste

Disposal guidelines (Downtown campus only)

Autoclaved biological waste will be disposed through the regular garbage, by Hazardous Waste Management, using a dedicated roll-off container located at Stewart Biology.  In order to manage this waste stream properly, it is MANDATORY for all users to follow these guidelines:

  • The waste must be properly autoclaved and verified with a biological indicator
  • line boxes with the clear plastic bags
  • affix user identification to the outside
  • Make sure there is no liquid left in the autoclaved bags
  • Bring boxes to the hazardous waste room or where the custodial staff normally pick up your autoclaved waste (building specific)
  • If you can't certify that your waste is completely sterilized, you have to dispose of it as biomedical waste


The following containers must be used to dispose of properly autoclaved biomedical waste :

Outside of Life Science Complex (LSC)

  • empty boxes will be stored in hazardous waste rooms

Link to notice for users outside of LSC: abw_notice.pdf

Inside Life Science Complex (McIntyre, Bellini, Goodman Cancer Center) and Stewart biology

  • bins are on the McIntyre loading dock and Stewart biology hazardous waste room
  • Bins must stay on the loading dock at the LSC
  • If bins are full use the white box stored in the hazardous waste room