Biohazardous Waste

Biohazardous waste is sometimes also referred to as infectious waste, biomedical waste, or biological waste and is regulated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Biohazardous waste may contain bodily fluids, which could potentially be infectious. Therefore, regulations are in place for proper management and disposal. All handlers of biomedical waste must complete Bloodborne Pathogens Training and practice Universal Precautions.

Departments must set up accounts with Emory-approved vendors for biohazardous waste. EHSO does not collect biohazardous waste for disposal. For more information on how to set up an account, visit, select "Office Contacts," and select "Research Building Liaisons." From there, contact the corresponding EHSO staff member to assist with your questions.