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Bio-hazardous Waste Overview

Feb 3, 2017

Bio-hazardous waste is a category of waste typically generated by the medical industry. Regulations on bio-hazardous waste are strict which means this type of waste must be disposed of in a particular manner. Bio-hazardous waste comes in many different forms and from many different places, here is a quick overview of what falls into the category.

bio-hazardous waste - blood in a vial

In short, any potentially infectious waste would be considered bio-hazardous. This means any substance or material that could carry disease and/or infect another human or animal is considered as such. Here at Bio-medical Waste Solutions, we’ve dealt with almost every kind of bio-hazardous waste with our expert bio-hazardous waste removal service, including:

  • Human or animal specimen cultures
  • Human surgery specimens or removed tissues
  • Animal parts, tissues, fluids, or carcasses
  • Waste containing blood
  • Waste containing excrement
  • Sharps waste

Bio-hazardous waste can frequently overlap with other types of regulated waste such as contaminated sharps. Sharps waste is one of the most dangerous types of bio-hazardous waste because it also contains a sharp edge capable of transmitting infection. This is why we suggest proper training for employees so they can effectively categorize and dispose of all kinds of waste appropriately

medical waste and bio-hazardous waste syringe

In the United States, you’re responsible for your business’s medical waste even after it has left your facility. Whether you’re a veterinarian, dental surgeon, or pediatrician, if the types of waste you’re producing are regulated, they are your responsibility. This is why it’s important to partner with an experienced bio-hazardous waste removal service.

Biomedical Waste Services, Inc. has a combined 70 years of experience in bio-hazardous waste and the expertise to handle your bio-hazardous waste properly. We are the trusted and preferred bio-hazardous waste disposal company in Maryland, D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. If you need bio-hazardous waste removal services, contact us today for a FREE quote.

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