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:
Yellow lidded containers must be used when disposing of:
Purple sharps containers are used for the disposal of infectious waste such as:
Black Lidded containers must be used for:
Recognisable anatomical waste