ISO 9001

Clinical and contaminated waste removal

Clinical and contaminated waste removalClinical and contaminated waste means any waste resulting from medical, nursing, dental, pharmaceutical, skin penetration or other related clinical activity. Clinical waste has the potential to cause injury or infection and includes waste containing any of the following:

  • human tissue (other than hair, teeth and nails),
  • bulk body fluids or blood,
  • visibly blood-stained body fluids, materials or equipment,
  • laboratory specimens or cultures,
  • animal tissue, carcasses or other waste from animals used for medical research

Clinical and contaminated waste must be handled, stored, packaged, labelled and transported appropriately to minimise the potential for contact with the waste and to reduce the risk to the environment.

Procedures for disposal of clinical and contaminated waste should follow national guidelines or Codes of Practice and must comply with your state and local government regulations. Generally, this requires collection by contractors accredited by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in trucks which have appropriate transport permits and biohazard signage.

Think Solutions Cleaning & Support can provide services for the collection, treatment and disposal of clinical and contaminated waste. Our experienced team will work with you to develop a tailored waste removal and disposal management plan, which will include an on-site assessment and advice on safe handling and disposal as part of our service.

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