Waste Collection & Disposal Help

Click on a Waste Type to view detailed waste collection information.

   Waste Types:

   Animal Bedding and Animal Cages (Biohazardous or uncontaminated)
   Animal Bedding and Animal Cages (Radioactive)

   Animal carcasses (NOT containing hazardous chemical, biological, or radiological materials)
   Animal carcasses (Biohazardous)
   Animal carcasses (Radioactive)

   Biohazardous Waste
   Biohazardous Waste - Animal carcasses, Biohazardous or ABSL-2 carcasses
   Biohazardous Waste - Biohazardous Tissue Culture Waste
   Biohazardous Waste - Human Body Fluids
   Biohazardous Waste - Sharps (needles, Pasteur pipettes, broken glassware, etc.)

   Biological Waste (BSL-1) - Non-biohazardous microorganisms, vectors, rDNA (unregulated), or tissue culture
   Biological Waste (BSL-1) - Tissue culture other than Human or NHP (ex: murine, avian, insect, plant)

   Biotoxins - Biologically derived toxins requiring BSL-2 containment (LD50 of less than 100 µg/kg of body weight in vertebrates)

   Cadaveric Materials - Human cadavers and recognizable human body parts

   Glassware (NOT contaminated with hazardous materials), Broken Glassware, Waste Laboratory Glassware

   Hazardous (Chemical) Waste
   Hazardous (Chemical) Waste - Biotoxins (biologically derived toxins, with LD50 of less than 100 µg/kg of body weight)
   Hazardous (Chemical) Waste - Ethidium Bromide Contaminated Gels
   Hazardous (Chemical) Waste - Uranium

   Hospital Waste (generated in patient care areas)

   "Hospital Like" Waste (research labs - e.g. IV tubing, bags, and containers without blood, hazardous chemicals or sharps)

   Radioactive Waste
   Radioactive Waste - Animal carcasses / pathologic waste
   Radioactive Waste - Bulk Liquid Waste (aqueous liquid waste with volume > 50ml)
   Radioactive Waste - Dry Solid Materials (latex gloves, paper, glassware, capped biosafe scintillation vials, etc.)
   Radioactive Waste - Lead
   Radioactive Waste - Mixed Waste (aqueous liquid waste with volume > 50ml with EPA-listed Hazardous Chemicals)
   Radioactive Waste - Sharps (needles, Pasteur pipettes, broken glassware, etc.)
   Radioactive Waste - Uranium

   Sharps (Biohazardous, Trace Chemical, or Uncontaminated)
   Sharps (Radioactive)


   Other materials and containers:

  • Empty Chemical Containers
    • Empty Chemical Containers should be triple rinsed, collecting the 3 rinsates as Hazardous (Chemical) Waste, and any labels on the containers should be defaced. The dry and empty container can then be placed in your regular trash or taken to a dumpster.
  • Recyclable Materials
    • Contact UVa Recycling at 434-982-5050 to arrange for the recycling of your material.

If your Waste Type is not shown on this page, call us at 434-982-4911!