DISPOSAL OF CHEMICAL CONTAMINATED SHARPS WASTE

Segregate and store your sharps waste as follows:

  1. Contaminated sharps (needles, syringes, slides, pipette tips, etc.) which contain chemical residue must be discarded into an infectious waste sharps container clearly labeled "CHEMICAL CONTAMINATED SHARPS -- DO NOT AUTOCLAVE". Discard the sharps container as infectious waste without autoclaving when it is 3/4 full. (Labels for sharps containers are available from EHRS.)
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  2. Other Sharps Disposal: see Laboratory Sharps Waste Management Procedure