Regulated Medical Waste (RMW), also known as red bag waste, must be properly packaged and labeled prior to being removed from the laboratory or clinic. This type of waste is highly regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in the State of New Jersey. Depending on the location either Environmental Services, or a certified medical waste vendor, will remove the waste from the site.

The policy and requirements for RMW disposal can be found here. If you need guidance, or supplies, please contact REHS at biosafety@ipo.rutgers.edu.

If your site does not currently generate RMW, but changes a process or service and will generate RMW please contact REHS by email at biosafety@ipo.rutgers.edu or at 848-445-2550 before generating RMW. REHS needs to file paperwork with the DEP and our medical waste vendor in addition to providing training to all staff members.