Medical Waste Disposal: Knowing the Do’s and Don’ts

justrite_05910-01It’s important to know how to properly dispose of all your medical waste. Lately we’ve noticed a lot of questions arising with our clients with regards to what is and isn’t appropriate to throw away into the disposal containers. Here are some helpful guidelines for you to follow:

Do’s

  • Visibly Bloody Gloves
  • Bloody Plastic Tubing
  • Contaminated PPE
  • Saturated Gauze
  • Saturated Bandages
  • Blood & Body Fluids
  • Closed Sharps – Disposable Containers

Dont’s

  • Medication
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Loose Sharps
  • Hazardous & Chemical Waste
  • Garbage
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Fixatives & Preservatives

Remeber: Sharp materials must be placed in a puncture resistant container designed for “sharps” waste. As always,  if you ever aren’t sure please contact the experts  here at Universal Waste Management or call 855-276-9246 and we will be happy to assit you.

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