Infectious Waste Management

The University of Delaware has developed an Infectious Waste Management program to assure that proper handling and disposal procedures are used to protect the health and safety of the University community and to be in compliance with the State of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control 7 Delaware Code, Chapter 60, Section 11. Types of infectious waste generated at the University of Delaware include, but are not limited to, blood and blood products; pathological wastes; cultures and stocks of etiologic agents; laboratory wastes which have come in contact with pathogenic organisms, blood or body fluids; and contaminated needles and syringes.

Questions regarding infectious waste issues may be addressed to EHS or call 831-8475.