Infectious Waste

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Infectious Waste is made up of waste materials to be discarded that may contain infectious agents, cultures, blood products, needles, and other materials that may cause disease in humans. The safe storage, treatment, and disposal of infectious waste at Ohio University is regulated by the State of Ohio Infectious Waste Regulations. These regulations are enforced by the Ohio EPA and the Athens City-County Health Department, who inspects the campus program yearly. Ohio University maintains an Infectious Waste Management Program.

Commerical Infectious Waste Service

Accu Medical, a State of Ohio licensed infectious waste hauler removes infectious waste from specific campus buildings regularly, or “on call”. Each site is responsible for the cost of this service. This pickup must be arranged through the Program Manager in the Safety Department at 593-1662 for more information.

Infectious Waste Culture In-Lab Treatment Option

Ohio University's registration with the Ohio EPA allows for some limited treatment of infectious waste cultures. The specific procedures must be followed to maintain compliance with our permits.


Ohio EPA, Division of Solid and Infectious Waste Management

Infectious Waste Program