The disposal of ALL sharps at the University of Pennsylvania must be segregated according to hazard class and disposed of appropriately. Sharps include both infectious waste used sharps and non-infectious sharps (glassware/plasticware) that pose a safety hazard to custodians, laboratory and clinical personnel.

Please use the links below for guidance on the disposal of empty containers, sharps, glassware and plasticware. Contact EHRS at 215-898-4453 or email the office at with additional questions.