Medical Waste Removal

Columbia University Medical Center Facilities provides medical waste removal service to all academic departments with strict adherence to all OSHA and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations regarding the handling and disposal of regulated medical waste (RMW).

All RMW should be placed in a secure metal container (red bags). Any item contaminated with biological waste should also be placed in one of these containers.

Place the secure container outside the office and facilities staff will remove the material.

RMW is collected in a central area for removal by Environmental Health & Safety and by Stericycle, the medical waste disposal vendor.

There is no charge for medical waste removal.

To arrange for a special pick up, please call 5-HELP or submit an online service request.

Need Help? Contact Facilities Management

212-305-Help (4357), select 'Option 3'
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All other times, call Public Safety at
305-8100 for routine matters or
305-7979 for an on-campus emergency.

Facilities Operations

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 3)
Fax: (212) 305-1026

Parking Office

650 West 168th Street
Black Building
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 7)
Fax: 212-305-1026

Columbia University
School of Nursing

Housing Services

50 Haven Avenue
Bard Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-304-7000
or 212-305-4357 (Option 2)


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