Infectious Waste Management

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental (DEP) regulations require that infectious waste (also known as regulated medical waste or red bag waste) be handled, stored and disposed of properly.  Laboratory-generated waste that is or may be contaminated with disease causing organisms, or that has been in contact with recombinant DNA molecules, must be collected in a manner that prevents release or spillage of the material, must be autoclaved before EHS will collect the material for final disposal.