Frequently Asked Questions

What goes into a regulated medical waste container?

Different facilities have their own policies and processes in place, but typically the following items are classified as regulated medical waste: Gauze, bandages or other items saturated with blood, Gloves, personal protective equipment (PPE) and plastic tubing that is contaminated with blood or body fluid, and disposable sharps containers. The things that should not be disposed of in a regulated medical waste container are medications, loose sharps, chemotherapy waste, pharmaceuticals and hazardous wastes.

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