Medical Waste Treatment & Disposal Process

Medical waste is all waste material generated from health care facilities such as: Hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, dental practices, blood banks, veterinary hospitals/clinics, as well as medical research facilities and laboratories.

Examples of Medical Waste:

  • Blood-soaked bandages.

  • Culture dishes and other glassware.

  • Discarded surgical gloves.

  • Discarded surgical instruments.

  • Discarded needles used to give shots or draw blood (e.g. Medical sharps)

  • Cultures, stocks, swab used to inoculate cultures.

  • Removed body organs (e.g. Tonsils, appendices, limbs)

  • Discarded lancets.

  • Expired Pharmaceuticals and medicaments.

Medical Waste Process Cycle

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