Campus Resources

Department of Health, Safety & Environmental Compliance

Biological & Infectious Waste

At this time all SJU departments which generate infectious or biological waste are responsible for the management and disposal of waste. This includes safe and effective management practices for all waste categorized as "infectious" by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.


A contractor approved by HSE will be utilized and funded by each department for biological/infectious waste disposal.

Infectious waste autoclave bags, red bags, sharps containers, and anything else with the universal biohazard symbol affixed to it DO NOT belong in general trash or recycling under any circumstances.