Waste materials where the assessment indicates a risk arising from, for example, infectious disease cases.
Soiled surgical dressings, swabs and other waste from treatment areas.
Group B Wastes
Discarded syringe needles, cartridges, broken glass and any other contaminated disposable sharp instruments or items.
Group C Wastes
Microbiological cultures and potentially affected waste from pathology departments (laboratory and post-mortem rooms) and other clinical or research laboratories.
Group D Wastes
Certain pharmaceutical products and chemical wastes.
Group E Wastes
Items used to dispose of urine, faeces and other bodily excretions or excretions assessed as not falling within group A. This includes used disposal bed pans, incontinence pads, stoma bags and urine containers.
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