Waste Disposal

Biological waste may include animal waste, cultures and stocks, human blood, blood products, tissues, cell lines, body fluids, human pathological waste, recombinant DNA, infectious agents, isolation wastes and sharps. Biological waste must be managed as regulated medical waste, with red or sharps bags as outlined in section 7.0 of the PDF icon EHS Waste Disposal Procedures Manual.

New York City utilizes NY State Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) laws, and both the NY Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) jointly administer New York State's RMW program.

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