How to dispose of clinical waste

Clinical waste is defined in Section 1 (2) of the Controlled Waste Regulations 1992.

Clinical waste falls into two main categories:

  • waste which poses a risk of infection;
  • medicinal waste.

Chapter four of the Department of Health guidance document 'Safe Management of Healthcare Waste' gives further information about the definition of clinical waste.

For more information about how to deal with clinical wastes and clinical waste pre-acceptance, please read this page:

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