In order to properly dispose of pipette tips contaminated by chemical waste, the first step is to separate them from other lab waste. This step is crucial because plastic pipette tips have a high spill potential and must be separated from other lab materials. The following recommendation applies to all types of contaminated waste pipettes. Those that are not contaminated should be placed in trash bags and autoclaved before disposal.
Used pipette tip should be sealed in glass or plastic bags and should be stored in biohazard bins. Disposing of the tips properly will also help prevent the spread of contaminates. It is important to note that biohazard waste container cannot be reused. To avoid this, you must always use a biohazard box. The container should have proper ventilation. If you are not using a closed container, you can store your used pipettes in an airtight bin.
Pipettes should be properly labelled with a biohazard tag. Moreover, contaminated pipettes should be stored in a plastic bag or its original box. The plastic bags or boxes should be sealed tightly. The pipesttes must be disposed of by a medical waste hauler or an Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) waste technician after visual inspection.
Another way to dispose of these pipettes is to store them in a biohazard sharps container. This container should have a label to identify it as a sharps container. Otherwise, the used pipettes should be placed in a regulated medical waste box. After that, the containers should be properly sealed with a biohazard bag to prevent the risk of leakage.
For the safest disposal of serological pipettes, it is best to place them in a pipette washer or a biohazard box. The pipette washers must contain a disinfectant. The biohazard label should identify the chemical and its identity. The waste pipettes should be disposed of in accordance with the regulations regarding disposal of hazardous materials.
If a pipette is contaminated with chemical waste, the tip should be labeled with a biohazard label. A pipette containing multiple categories of chemical waste must be marked with a biohazard-hazard-safety tag. For more safety, the tips should be placed in a plastic trash bag or regulated medical waste box.
To dispose of these contaminated pipette tips, place them in a regulated biohazardous waste container. These containers can be easily obtained from your lab. Besides, they are also convenient for collection. They are not leak proof and cannot be disinfected. To avoid contamination, ensure proper storage and recycling. The containers should be free of sharps. In addition to the above methods, you can follow the guidelines set by the Environmental Health and Safety Agency.
Regardless of the type of contaminated pipette, it should be labeled with the appropriate biohazard waste tag. Afterwards, the contaminated pipette should be placed in a biohazard waste container. These containers can hold all types of contaminated sharps, including disposable GC syringes. They also contain non-infectious soft wastes.
If you have used a pipette containing chemical waste, you should make sure that the tip is labeled with a biohazard tag. Then, store the pipette in a biohazard container. It should be labeled with the type of chemicals that it contains. After labeling, it is important to check the biohazard tag to determine whether the tip is contaminated with a particular substance.
MIT has a hazardous waste program that picks up chemical and biological waste. The program also has an emergency response plan and provides training to those responsible for handling hazardous waste. The EMP provides guidance for all staff members on how to dispose of these items. Those in charge of the recycling program can contact the EH&S to learn more about the policies that apply to their specific worksite.