Last updated on September 21, 2021

If you work in the healthcare environment, you know that you must carefully dispose of hazardous waste. First, you must decide if the waste you are managing is a hazardous waste (HW), and then you must make certain that you dispose of the HW properly.  With so many types of hazardous waste, it can get confusing. This article will discuss the types of listed hazardous wastes found in healthcare, with an emphasis on hazardous waste pharmaceuticals (HWP), the most common type managed in healthcare.

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Last updated on January 21, 2021

Choosing the right containment, transport, and treatment for waste items contaminated with chemotherapy or antineoplastic agents can be confusing. Questions that come up include, “Is chemo managed as hazardous waste, or is it medical waste? Do I have to use a yellow container and chemo labeling or a black container and hazardous waste labeling?” To answer these questions, we must consider how this waste is classified, segregated, and ultimately regulated.

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