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Biohazard Waste Boxes

EMS Catalog #64414, 64415, 64416

Our Biohazard Waste Boxes accept laboratory waste (microbiologic specimens, cultures, stocks of infectious agents, vaccines, test tubes). They also accept contaminated equipment, instruments, and general personal protective equipment (sharps, disposable gloves, bandages). Chemotherapy waste and pathological waste are also accepted.


Sharp materials such as needles, blades, slides, surgical instruments, contaminated broken glass, etc. must be put into a rigid puncture-resistant container prior to placing in a box or tub. Remember to affix a completed Hazardous Material Label on all of the filling sharps containers.

  1. Each biohazard box or tub must have a red biohazard bag lining it before being filled.
  2. A properly completed Hazardous Material Label must be affixed to the container before material is added to it. For boxes, affix the HML to the side of the box. For tubs, affix the HML to the part of the bag that is hanging over the side of the tub.
  3. The container must not be over-filled and must not weigh more than 40 lbs full.
  4. The red-bag lining must be tied securely or otherwise sealed after the container has been filled.
  5. The container must be properly closed. Box flaps should be inserted. Tub lids should be secure with lid handles aligned with the handles of the tub.
  6. Boxes or tubs must not be leaking.

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Biohazard Waste Boxes