In general, tissue culture waste, should be considered potentially infectious waste.
Waste such as flasks, plates, gloves, and containers, should be placed in a standard
autoclave bag, properly labeled, and autoclaved using liquid setting.
Waste such as Pasture pipettes, sharps or other material which could present a hazard to those who
will subsequently handle it, must be placed in a suitable waste container and clearly labeled.
Aspirator bottles or suction flasks used for collecting media waste should be
filled with 1/10th volume of household bleach before use. Never let
the waste collection bottle overflow.
If waste contains dangerous materials that can't be autoclaved, it should be
treated with a 1:10 dilution of household bleach for at least 12 hours.
For more information, visit http://www.niehs.nih.gov/odhsb/.