What Can Go In Your Medical Waste Bin? ⚕️: Along with our reliable bin service, we give you this comprehensive guide to determine what you can and can’t put in your medical waste bin. Additionally, we highlight Waster’s said, offered service and why businesses should pick it. 

Whatever state your business is in, whether your business is brand new and ready to take on the world of industry or already established and busy leaving a mark, it is always good to brainstorm and implement anything that can make it better. We always say that, along with continuously refining operations, businesses must ensure that they dispose of or recycle their waste correctly. This is especially true for businesses with a clinical background.

Thankfully, Waster has got you covered with our medical waste bin service! Assuming that you have already acquired this type of service from us, then we have much to talk about.

In this blog, we cover what you both can and can’t throw in the medical waste bin. In addition, for those who have yet to book our services, we discuss how we can help your small or medium business by laying out our medical waste bin service. Stick around and read on to learn more.


Learning who Waster is and what it can do for businesses

Before we go further with what a business can and can’t put in their medical waste bin and more, let me share with you more information about Waster.

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We here at Waster provide innovative solutions for your and your business’s waste management and recycling needs. Furthermore, we provide flexible, 30-day contracts instead of the typical lock-in contracts, which proves to be better.

If your business is based in Australia, partnering up with Waster will prove to be beneficial for your business. Here, I enumerate to you what we bring to the table in terms of providing quality waste and recycling services. This gives you a background of what advantages you have acquired now that you’ve partnered with us and availed of our medical waste bin service.

  1. You pay exactly what you asked for – and not a dollar more! For your waste management and recycling needs, avail of our flexible, 30-day contracts instead of those long, unproductive and hidden fee-containing lock-in contracts.
  2. Designed for small and medium businesses – we help you reduce costs while boosting recycling. That’s a win-win situation!
  3. On-time and reliable – we provide fully-accredited logistics and facility operators. By saying so, we ensure the safety and efficiency of our services.

As such, in the waste management industry, problems are bound to rise like in any other business. If such issues arise in regards to our service, you can talk to our friendly customer service team.

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Now, we move on to what you can and can’t put in your medical waste bin.


Waster: here’s what you can and can’t put in your medical waste bin

Clinical businesses should not carelessly throw away their medical waste as it can bring about harmful effects to both the environment and humans. This type of waste contains harmful microorganisms that can infect customers or patients, workers and the general public.

A continuous medical waste bin service will help prevent that. For this reason, Waster offers its medical waste bin service for both small and medium businesses (SMEs). Assuming that you’ve acquired our service, we want to give you a comprehensive discussion that you must remember.

Sealed sharps containers and clinical waste can go into Waster’s offered medical waste bin. Examples of clinical waste include 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.

We supply sanitised and fully lined mobile clinical waste disposal bins that we collect when full and transport to our fully licenced waste treatment facility. Waste is treated using state-of-the-art steam sterilisation or incineration technology before being shredded and disposed of.

Terms to remember

Clinical – discarded sharps, lab and associated waste, human tissue and animal tissue or carcasses used in research

Cytotoxic – waste material that is, or maybe, contaminated with a Cytotoxic drug during the preparation, transport or administration of chemotherapy. Cytotoxic drugs are toxic compounds known to have carcinogenic, mutagenic and/or teratogenic (causing foetal and/or neonatal abnormalities) potential that must be incinerated

Pharmaceutical – used or unused drugs, waste generated from the manufacture of drugs that must be incinerated

Anatomical – body parts, or components used for replacement of joints etc. that must be incinerated

NOTE: As for COVID-related clean-ups, make sure to communicate it with us as this requires a specialist service due to the highly-infectious nature of COVID-19.
If you are unsure whether you can or can’t dispose of a particular item in the medical waste bin, do not hesitate to give us a call.

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More on our medical waste bin service

As mentioned, we offer medical or clinical waste bin collection services. Most notably, we recommend them to doctors, dentists and other similar businesses. Bin sizes come in two options – both 120 litres and 240 litres. Note – Waster does not provide bin collection services at private residences.

medical waste disposal containers

They are suitable for tattoo parlours, beauty parlours,  dental surgeries, and medical and veterinary practices.

How is the collected waste dealt with?

Medical or clinical waste will be treated either via autoclave or incineration (depending on location). Sealed sharps containers can be disposed of in medical waste bin with no additional charge.


Contact Waster right now for your waste and recycling needs now!

Does your Australian-based business need waste and recycling services? If so, then you have come to the right website!

Please call 1300 WASTER (1300 927 837).  You can also email us at info@waster.com.au or enquiries@waster.com.au if you have further questions. Find the best deals in terms of waste and recycling pricing and services!