Medical waste is defined as waste potentially contaminated with infectious agents, human, or animal tissues, or body fluids, or "sharps".
Examples: Microbiological cultures, clinical specimens (urine, feces, blood, etc.), all human and anatomical waste, all animal carcasses except those containing radioactive materials, contaminated animal bedding, all "sharps" not contaminated with radioactive materials.
All laboratory wastes suspected of being contaminated with potentially infectious materials must be autoclaved. Autoclave bags (polypropylene) must be used. Ordinary plastic bags will melt in the autoclave. All bags must be secondarily contained in either a polypropylene tote or a stainless steel tote.
Please Note: ESH dosen not provide Disposable Glassware Boxes
Animal carcasses that have been injected with regulated hazardous chemicals during the course of an experiment must be labeled with the amount of that hazardous chemical remaining in the animal carcass and disposed of as chemical waste.
Examples of "Sharps": Needles, syringes, scalpel blades, razor blades, ect.
Please Note: ESH does not provide "Sharps" conatiners. Do NOT place free-flowing liquids in sharps containers.