What is a biohazard waste?

According to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, biohazard waste is “any waste containing infectious materials or potentially infectious substances such as blood.” This can be human blood and blood products, human body fluids, pathological waste, discarded specimen cultures, culture dishes, and used needles or sharp objects. Patriot Shredding is the most reliable when it comes to biohazard waste disposal.

How to dispose of biohazardous waste?

Here are the steps in disposing of this biohazard waste:

  • Segregate into several types
  • Place into properly-labeled containers or bags for transport. This is to comply with federal regulations and prevent leakage or spillage
  • Call your biohazard waste disposal company for pick up.


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