Biological Waste Disposal

Please Refer to Laboratory Person in Charge for More Detail

Residual Scheduled Waste (bacteria, fungi, yeast) Disposal Procedures

Jadual Pertama Peraturan-peraturan Kualiti Alam Sekeliling (Buangan Terjadual) 2005

SW404 – Pathogenic and clinical waste.

Biological agents such as microorganisms or diseased animals that can cause infection to humans/animals exposed to them


Infectious biological waste must be packed in the first autoclave plastic (blue) and decontaminated / autoclaved at 1210C, 15psi pressure for 20 minutes


The decontaminated/autoclaved waste must be placed in a second autoclave plastic (yellow) and tied neatly before being weighed and recorded (SW404)


Waste that has been packaged and recorded must be sent to a temporary waste house before centralized disposal is carried out by UMT

Animal Biological Waste (Animal Carcasses) Disposal Procedures

Tissues and parts of laboratory animal or aquatic (Mouse/ Rat/ Rabbit/ Fish etc…) at low risk of causing disease to humans or animals

Animal biological waste should be stored, packaged, (1 – 2 kg per package) recorded and placed in a freezer until centralized disposal is done by UMT

Label Your Waste (Name/ Type of Animal/ Weight/ Date Produced)

Clinical/ Sharp Waste Disposal Procedures

Clinical/sharp waste should be put in the biohazard sharp bin up to ¾ full and disposed together with the bin without needing to be decontaminated/ autoclaved

Domestic Waste Disposal Procedures

Non-contaminated tissue, plastic, paper, glove

Domestic waste should be carefully packaged and disposed normally without the need for decontamination/autoclaving