Infectious waste needs to be treated to reduce / eliminate the risks present. Because of this, it costs more to treat and dispose of infectious waste than other healthcare wastes so it is important to practice good waste segregation. It is extremely important that proper waste segregation is practiced.
The yellow waste stream is used for the disposal of infectious waste such as:
Purple lidded containers are used for the disposal of infectious waste such as:
Needles, syringes, sharps instruments, cartridges or glass used in the administration of cytotoxic drugs
Black Lidded containers must be used for:
Recognisable anatomical waste