Medical Waste Incineration
Biomedical waste refers to "waste that is generated by human or animal health-care facilities, medical or veterinary research and teaching establishments, health care teaching establishments, clinical testing or research laboratories, and facilities involved in the production or testing of vaccines".
Biomedical Wastes are mainly classified as
- Human anatomical waste: human tissues, organs and body parts, but does not include teeth, hair and nails
- Animal anatomical waste: all animal tissues, organs, body parts, carcasses, bedding, fluid blood and blood products, items saturated or dripping with blood, body fluids contaminated with blood, and body fluids removed for diagnosis or removed during surgery, treatment or autopsy, unless a trained person has certified that the waste does not contain the viruses and agents listed in Risk Group 4 of the Guidelines. This excludes teeth, hair, nails, hooves and feathers
- Microbiology laboratory waste: laboratory cultures, stocks or specimens of microorganisms, live or attenuated vaccines, human or animal cell cultures used in research, and laboratory material that has come into contact with any of these
- Human blood and body fluid waste: human fluid blood and blood products, items saturated or dripping with blood, body fluids contaminated with blood and body fluids removed for diagnosis during surgery, treatment or autopsy. This does not include urine or feces
- Waste sharps: waste sharps are clinical and laboratory materials consisting of needles, syringes, blades or laboratory glass capable of causing punctures or cuts.