Sharps include such items as:
* Razor and X-acto blades
* Broken glass such as Pasteur pipettes and labware
Place small, non-contaminated sharps in heavy-wall plastic containers. When full, replace the lid and tape it closed; then put the container in the regular municipal waste. Larger items, such as lab glassware should be placed in a specially-marked box or in a cardboard box that is labeled “Non-Hazardous Broken Glass,” sealed, and then put in the municipal waste.
Contaminated sharps should be managed depending on the contaminant. For examples, needles that are chemically-contaminated should be placed in a heavy-wall plastic container, which when full, is submitted through the Chemical Waste Collection Request system.