Biological waste in SV/AI

Guidelines for the elimination of biological waste

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When producing chemical or biological waste, one needs to comply with a wide range of laws and ordinances regulating the elimination of potentially hazardous products: genetically-modified or infectious organisms must be inactivated, chemically-treated solution must be sorted out, antibiotics can’t be released in the environment if they are not inactivated, etc.

Remember : Always separate liquid waste from solid waste.

More detailed and practical information concerning treatment and elimination of biological waste can be found in:

 Icone PDF Guidelines – Solid biological waste (0.2 Mo)

 Icone PDF Guidelines – Liquid biological waste (0.4Mo)

Liquid biological waste

P1 (or biosafety level 1) biological liquid waste

with or without antibiotics, genetically modified organisms, highly active compounds, drugs, cytostatic compounds, etc.

– are collected in containers and treated with an inactivating chemical product.

– and transferred by the users in one of the 600 L container located in AI0235 or SV0515.

To treat P1 biological liquid waste :

Icone OKBleach, Virkon, Gigaseft AF, Trigen.

Icone Non-OKAldehyde-containing decontaminant (formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde), concentrated acid or basic products.


P2 (or biosafety level 2) biological liquid waste

with or without antibiotics, treated or not with drugs, highly active compounds, or cytostatic products, etc.

are collected in autoclavable bottles.

– Bottles are collected by the SV-IN team, autoclaved and disposed in one of the 600 L container.

To treat P2 biological liquid waste :

optional since P2 liquid waste are autoclaved.

Icone OKVirkon.

Icone Non-OKBleach or chlorinated/halogenated solvents, aldehyde-containing decontaminant.