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Biological Waste

 Do not autoclave biological waste. Biological waste must be disposed of in provided Biowaste Bins.

Biohazardous Sharp Waste

Includes

  • Glass pipettes
  • Syringes (with or without needles)
  • Glass slides and cover slips
  • Hypodermic needles
  • Razor blades, scalpel blades, t-pins

Collection

  • All biohazardous sharp waste must be disposed of in the biohazard sharps bin
Solid Biohazardous Waste

Includes

  • Plastic tubes, plastic bottles (emptied)
  • Plastic petri dishes
  • Flasks
  • Contaminated paper or gauze
  • Gloves
  • Small Tissue Pieces

Collection

  • All biohazardous waste must go in double red/orange biohazard bags
  • The bags must be in a rigid outer container while in use
Liquid Biohazardous Waste
  • Mix the waste with 1 part bleach to nine parts liquid, let stand 20 minutes then pour down the drain with plenty of running water
Burn Boxes/Incineration Boxes

Includes

  • Serological pipettes
  • Plastic automatic pipette tips
  • Plastic transfer pipettes

Disposal

  • When the container is 80% full, close it and dispose in the closest biohazard bin

Biological Waste Drop-Off Locations

Chicago Campus Locations

  • CCM: Lurie 1 Dock
  • Lurie: 3-228, 4-228, 5-228, 6-228, 7-228, 8-222, 9-271, 10-214, 11-220
  • McGaw: M-519, O-540
  • Olsen: 8-402, M407B, M407 suite, MRI O-210
  • Searle: Freight elevator vestibules on floors 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 and 15; 4-416
  • Simpson Querrey: Freight elevator vestibules on floors 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 11; 6-319
  • Tarry: 2-hallway, 3-745, 4-745, 6-707, 7-745, 8-751, 11-756A, 12-732, 13-703, 14-774, 15-752, 16-732
  • Ward: 3-260, 6-003, 9-258 in 250, 9-312, 10-022, 11-100, 12-hall, 14-hall

Evanston Campus Locations

  • 1801 Maple: 2160, 4160, 6240
  • Tech: B-370 (restricted), DG-62 (accessible), E-211 (accessible),  J-115A (restricted)
  • Hogan: 5-141 (accessible)
  • Cook: 2-078 (restricted), 2-160 (accessible), 3-150 (accessible)
  • Pancoe: 3-343 (accessible), 4-343 (accessible)
  • Ryan: 1029 (restricted), 3029 (restricted)
  • Silverman: B-705 (accessible), 1-571 (restricted), 1-721 (restricted), 2-569 (restricted), 2-589 (restricted), 3-710 (restricted), 4-541 (accessible)
  • Frances-Searle: B-202 (restricted)