Last Revised: November 10, 2020

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.