CMRC Children's Memorial Research Center
Biohazard Disposal

  1. Red biohazard bags are to be secured (tied, taped, etc.) so that no part of the bag is visible outside of the containment tub.
  2. Double red bags to prevent leaks.
  3. Red tubs must be properly closed.
  4. Biohazard pick-ups are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Items that need to be picked up should be takent to the Biohazard Waste Storage Room.
  5. Tubs cannot weigh more than 40 pounds.

Contact receiving at extension/pager 56313 for red bags and tubs.  

Biological waste consists primarily of animal carcasses and animal bedding. It may also include specimens in vials or other containers.

  • Place carcasses and tissues in strong, tightly closed, leak proof plastic bags at the conclusion of the procedure.
  • Do not put non-biological material in these bags. Collect paper, foil, syringes, absorbent, and so forth separately as dry waste and treat it, if necessary, to reduce non-radiological ( primary pathogenic ) hazards.
  • Carcasses should be kept in the freezer.
  • Collect contaminated bedding in strong, tightly closed, leak proof plastic bags, place in dry-waste drum and add lime. Note appropriate waste tag information.
  • A completed radioactive waste tag shall be attached to each bag. Acceptable units of activity are uCi or mCi or their SI equivalents (becquerels).
  • Needles and other sharps shall not be placed in bags with animal carcasses.
  • Tissue samples shall be drained and consolidated and then collected in strong, tightly closed, leak proof plastic bags. Freeze them while awaiting disposal and attach a radioactive waste tag. Do not dispose of tissue samples with LSC vials.
  •  Eggs must be collected separately as biological waste.

Contact Receiving at 56313 prior to bringing biohazard container to storage area.  This will ensure material is properly packaged and stored in the appropriate area.