Medical waste collection Sydney: as a health or wellbeing business such as a doctors surgery, a vets practise or a dentist, you will likely require medical / clinical waste services on an ongoing basis. Health and well being businesses such as massage parlours, acupuncture or tattoo studios will also likely require bio medical waste collection Sydney services.


In today’s blog – we will cover the basics on bio medical waste collection Sydney – such as what to know about the collection of medical waste, how to choose medical waste collection companies and common medical waste collection containers.


A bit about how Waster can help your health business with medical waste bin collection


Waster offers all waste management and recycling services including medical waste collection Sydney in all metro regions throughout Australia. You can check out our services and book a medical waste collection containers service today through our online waste shop – simply get started by pressing the blue button below:



What are the standard medical waste containers available for my business in 2019?


We offer scheduled medical / clinical waste collections in two convenient bin sizes to suit your needs – 120 litres and 240 litres:


Bio Medical waste collection Sydney


In Sydney metro region – when booking a medical waste bin collection – you can dispose of a sealed sharps container inside the medical waste bin at no extra charge.


In Sydney – medical waste collection companies will take the clinical waste for treatment and disposal either through incineration or by using an autoclave – this will depend on location and the people responsible for collecting medical waste that you contract with.


The people responsible for collecting medical waste must be authorised by you and also have all relevant certificates of compliance – see more details below.



Medical waste collection Sydney – what constitutes medical or clinical waste


As per the New South Wales EPA – medical or clinical waste is defined as:


“The Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997; Schedule 1 Scheduled Activities – Clause 50 Other definitions, defines clinical waste as follows:
Clinical waste means any waste resulting from medical, nursing, dental, pharmaceutical, skin penetration or other related clinical activity, being waste that has the potential to cause injury, infection or offence, and includes waste containing any of the following:
human tissue (other than hair, teeth and nails),
 – bulk body fluids or blood,
 – visibly blood-stained body fluids, materials or equipment,
 – laboratory specimens or cultures,
 – animal tissue, carcasses or other waste from animals used for medical research”


The EPA has also provided a number of informative fact sheets and documents to help you make the right choice about your waste services:


As the people responsible for collecting medical waste must be authorised by the local EPA and health bodies, Waster provides all relevant services in line with current legislation – all our services are delivered on 30 day agreements, meaning you do not need to worry about long term contract or rollover clauses.


We also provide ancillary services such as sharps collections (all medical waste collection containers sizes) and confidential paper disposal. We look forward to speaking to you!


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