Carnegie Mellon University

Biological Waste

Biological waste is regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and must be disposed of through CMU’s biological waste stream.

Biological waste includes, but is not limited to:

  • Animal carcasses
  • Blood and body fluids
  • Culture flasks, plates, and tubes
  • Sharps and syringes that are biologically contaminated
  • Tissues
  • Any other item contaminated with biological materials