Disposal of Sharp Objects

Sharp objects that are not properly disposed can pose a serious risk of injury to Caretaking staff that remove waste from campus.

Be aware of what is being thrown away in regular garbage bins. All sharp objects should be boxed or bagged separately and clearly labeled so that Caretaking staff is aware of the hazard.

Alternately, the Caretaking department can be notified ahead of time by phone at 403-329-2060.

If a large amount of sharp items needs to be collected Caretaking can provide a disposal cart for removal.

Sharp objects, such as scalpels, broken lighrs, or needles, may also present a biohazard and must be disposed of in appropriate disposal containers. Glass boxes are available for laboratories and sharps containers are located in most public washrooms on campus.

Contact caretaking to arrange for this service.