Environmental Management

Waste Management

Biological Waste

Indiana University generates biohazardous waste through research activities and some custodial tasks.  Environmental Health and Safety staff is responsible for ensuring the proper management and disposal of all human biohazardous waste generated on the IUB campus. Proper handling and disposal of this waste will protect your health, and the health of others.

Biohazardous waste is broadly defined as all biological waste (or biologically contaminated waste) that could have the potential to cause harm to humans, domestic or wild animals, or plants.  Biological waste that is not biohazardous may also have specific management procedures due to nuisance potential if managed improperly or due to research oversight protocols.  For more detailed information, please see the sources listed below.