What is classed as Hazardous Waste?
- Soft/Hard Clinical Waste
Clinical & healthcare waste consists of waste arising from healthcare activities that could pose a risk to public health or the environment unless properly disposed of. All clinical waste that is classed as infectious may be hazardous to those that come into contact with it.
While all clinical waste has to be appropriately managed and treated, infectious healthcare waste in particular, can be a complex waste stream to manage. This is particularly so, as compliance requirements for infectious waste are required to cover a wide range of issues, from the segregation, collection, transportation and final treatment of the waste.