Biological Waste

The EHS Unit maintains a biohazardous waste collection program where the waste stream is classified by federal, state, and local regulations as special medical waste. This is a solid waste stream that is disposed of using red bags and sharps containers. The ultimate fate of special medical waste is incineration. 

USG faculty, staff, and students who have biohazardous waste, or special medical waste, management responsibilities on campus must take Biohazard Waste Disposal Training annually through the BioRAFT safety management platform. If you do not have an account on BioRAFT contact EHS and we will set one up for you.

To schedule a pickup for full biohazardous waste bins (red bags, burn boxes), or sharps containers, contact the EHS Unit. Unless the sharps container is large, in most instances it can be disposed of in a biohazardous waste bin. Although the EHS Unit does supply biohazardous waste bins, USG academic programs are responsible for supplying their own sharps containers.