EHRS is responsible for the development and implementation of safe and effective management practices for all waste categorized as "infectious" by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Our goal is to manage the handling, sorting, storage, and disposal of all infectious waste generated at the University of Pennsylvania in a safe, environmentally sound manner that complies with all relevant regulations.
Infectious waste autoclave bags, red bags, sharps containers, and anything else with the universal biohazard symbol affixed to it DO NOT belong in general trash or recycling under any circumstances.
Laboratory Infectious Waste Disposal Guides (links below in pdf format)
Infectious Waste Posters