Autoclave

autoclaveFor information regarding the autoclaved items process, please contact Environmental Health and Safety at (919) 515-6863.

Acceptable Items

  • Biological, microbiological, and related wastes that have been autoclaved in accordance to University guidelines.

Disposal Information

  • Autoclaved waste should be placed in the red bio-hazardous waste containers, which are located in the vicinity of the larger sold waste landfill dumpsters at buildings containing autoclaves.
  • Information on solids, liquids, sharps and whole animals/plants is available on the disposal chart for NC State research laboratories.
  • Orange biohazard bags are no longer used at NC State. Only clear bags are acceptable.
  • Labeled/marked biohazard bags cannot be placed in regular dumpsters or trash receptacles, even if disinfected.
  • If material cannot be decontaminated properly, please contact Environmental Health and Safety at (919) 515-6863.