General Waste Policies & Procedures

General Waste is defined as wastes not contaminated with hazardous chemical, infectious, radioactive or other physical agents. Examples include:

  • Office wastes
  • Glass and plastic ware
  • Uncontaminated biological materials

Packaging Guidelines

If Discarding Then
Office and Regular Wastes (See Recyclable Waste for paper wastes) Place waste in trash receptacle.
Disposable Glass
  1. Place plastic bag inside EEM "Glass Only" box or similar puncture proof container.
  2. When full, seal bag and close box with tape.
Uncontaminated Animal Bedding
  1. Place dry bedding in a paper or plastic bag.
    OR
    Place wet bedding in a plastic bag or plastic-lined paper bag.
  2. Fill bag 3/4 full; staple or seal with some secure means.

Disposal Information

  • Office and Regular Trash:
    Custodian will remove from your location or take to area dumpster.
  • Glass & Recyclable Paper:
    See Recyclable Waste.
  • Non-Hazardous Biological Materials: 
    1. Liquids should be poured down the drain.
    2. Semi-solid materials should be placed in a bag and disposed in a trash receptacle.
    3. Solid materials should be placed in a regular trash receptacle, except for glass items that should be disposed in Glass Only box.