Infectious Waste

Biological Hazard Symbol
According the North Dakota Solid Waste Management Rules, "Infectious Waste" means solid waste that may contain pathogens with sufficient virulence and in sufficient quantity that exposure of a susceptible human or animal to the solid waste could cause the human or animal to contract an infectious disease. Regulated Infectious Waste includes but is not limited to:
  • Human blood and Blood Products
  • Cultures and Stocks
  • Pathological Waste
  • Sharps
  • Animal Waste
  • Isolation Waste
  • Unused Sharps
Regulated Infectious Waste can be generated from:
  • Healthcare Facilities (such as hospitals, Clinics, Physician Offices, Nursing Homes, Dental Offices, Laboratories, Research Facilities, Universities, Veterinarians, Funeral Homes)
  • Households

Infectious waste generators are responsible for the storage, collection and disposal of their infectious waste. Generators are responsible for ensuring that infectious waste is transported off-site for treatment by a permitted transporter and disposed of at a facility which is approved to receive waste. Note: If you transport your own waste to an infectious waste management facility a transporter permit is not required.


A Guide to Understanding North Dakota's Infectious Waste Regulations

North Dakota Solid Waste Management Rules - Regulated Infectious Waste


If you have further questions contact, by e-mail Christine Roob or telephone 701.499.5207.



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Updated: 2 Oct. 2014