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Biomedical waste is any kind of waste containing infectious (or potentially infectious) materials. It may also include waste associated with the generation of biomedical waste that visually appears to be of medical or laboratory origin (e.g., packaging, unused bandages, infusion kits, etc.), as well research laboratory waste containing biomolecules or organisms that are restricted from environmental release. Discarded sharps are considered biomedical waste whether they are contaminated or not, due to the possibility of being contaminated with blood and their propensity to cause injury when not properly contained and disposed of
Even though Dental offices generate Bio-Medical and/or Sharps waste, numerous products that are used in dentistry may be classified as hazardous waste. Some common materials that may be regulated in various locations include X-ray processing chemicals (fixer/developer), X-ray film and lead foils and amalgam. Specific limits on what can be discharged down the drain or discarded into landfill are developed by either the county or state regulatory agencies. It may not always be immediately obvious that a product is a hazardous waste because the manufacturer of the product does not always provide information regarding disposal.
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Sharps waste is a form of biomedical waste composed of used "sharps", which includes any device or object used to puncture or lacerate the skin. Sharps waste is classified as bio-hazardous waste and must be carefully handled. Common medical materials treated as sharps waste are hypodermic needles, disposable scalpels and blades, contaminated glass and some plastics. In addition to needles and blades, anything attached to them will also be considered sharps waste, such syringes and injection devices or any other medical items used for cutting in a medical setting, regardless of if they have been contaminated with bio-hazardous material.
Chemotherapy waste is characterized as a Bi-Medical waste by the Environmental Protection Agency. Some types of chemo waste may not be disposed of as trace chemotherapy waste, although they are still considered RCRA hazardous waste. Trace chemotherapy waste is disposed of via incineration. The term “bulk” chemotherapy is defined as chemo waste that exceeds 3% by volume and is considered a RCRA hazardous waste. Chemotherapy waste includes chemotherapy drugs, their containers (vials, bottles, other packaging) and items contaminated with chemotherapy drugs, such as IV bags and tubing, syringes, gowns, gloves, sheets and pads.
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Pharmaceutical waste is any waste which contains medicinal drugs that are expired, unused, contaminated damaged or no longer needed. Our waste services can help with the collection and disposal of Pharm waste including, Pharmaceutical stock which is out of date or no longer required and Recalled pharmaceutical stock. Pharmaceutical waste can not be disposed of in the usual way. Special care and precautions must be taken when handling and disposing of pharmaceutical waste due to its dangerous nature. If your pharm waste is not disposed of appropriately, the effects can be devastating for the public and the environment.
Pathology waste refers to very small tissues sections and body material derived from biopsies or surgical procedures that are then examined in the laboratory. Anatomical wastes are typically distinguished as recognizable human organs, tissue and body parts, and may require special treatment under state regulations. Pathology waste is a very common type of waste generated by numerous healthcare and medical research and testing facilities. Due to its unique qualities and challenges, pathology waste requires a different collection and disposal procedures than your typical bio-medical or red-bag waste.
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