Sharps Waste Disposal Procedure

See Biological Waste Disposal Poster (4 MB) pdf

  • Contaminated or non-contaminated sharps (such as razor blades, needles, scalpels, small glass shards, etc) must be placed only in the orange or red sharps containers available in Science Stores.
  • Prior to Wednesday, email to notify us of what waste you are dropping off
  • Stop by 'Waste Wednesday' to drop off your waste. The Chemical & Lab Safety Advisor will be present to accept the waste and it will be stored in the disposal room until the next BioMed pick-up
  • Barcodes, unique to your Lab, are placed on the waste containers

If you have any questions concerning waste disposal, please contact Health, Safety and Wellness.