What is bio-hazardous waste?

Any biological waste that could be harmful to human health or animals, including: Helpful resources!

Human blood, including its component components in liquid form or semiliquid, whether dried or un-dried. * Bodily fluids of humans (including amniotic liquid, semen, vaginal fluid, cerebrospinal fluid and synovial liquid), either in liquid form or semiliquid, whether dried or un-dried.

Human pathological Waste: All human organs and tissues

Animal waste includes all carcasses, body parts and animal waste

Microbiological Waste: Laboratory by-products that contain infectious agents. This includes discarded cultures of specimens, discarded stocks of etiologic agent, discarded attenuated and live viruses, as well as wastes produced during the manufacture of serums and biologicals. Disposable culture dishes and other devices for transfer, inoculation and mixing cultures are also included.

Sharps Waste: sharp medical instruments such as lancets and glass slide, or broken glass, including glass pipettes.

The Department of Health created a classification to help laboratory and healthcare operators navigate the strict laws on hazardous waste disposal.

The use of offensive waste

Non-clinical waste is not infectious and does not contain any pharmaceuticals or chemicals, although it may cause discomfort to those who come into contact with the material.

Separate the offensive healthcare residues and municipal waste.

You must separate municipal by-products offensives if you have produced over 7kg or if you collect more than 1 bag during a period of collection.

You can put your offensive municipal waste into your mixed municipal waste bag (black bag) if you have produced less.