Biological Waste Disposal

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Biological Waste collections are made once each week, on Wednesdays. Regulated Waste is liquid or semi-liquid blood or other potentially infectious materials; contaminated items that would release blood or other potentially infectious materials in a liquid or semi-liquid state if compressed; items that are caked with dried blood or other potentially infectious materials that are capable of releasing these materials during handling; contaminated sharps; and pathological and microbiological wastes containing blood or other potentially infectious materials. Biological waste may also be treated to remove the biological hazard by individual departments.

If you are unsure if your waste is considered regulated, please contact the Laboratory and Hazardous Waste Section of the Center for Environmental Health and Safety at biological@cehs.siu.edu or 618-453-7180.

To request a biological waste collection, please complete the Biological Pickup Request Form.

Call the Center for Environmental Health and Safety (CEHS) at 618-453-7180 to request a collection. Waste will be collected in less than five working days from the date we receive notification.