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.