Properly handling medical waste keeps your organization clean, safe, and in compliance.
Because there are a variety of types of medical waste, different classifications exist to ensure the safest possible disposal of potentially dangerous materials.
If you produce chemotherapy waste, you will require separate containers for your trace and bulk waste items.
While yellow medical waste containers hold trace chemotherapy waste, black containers hold bulk amounts of chemotherapy waste.
Black Container Medical Waste Defined
When a chemotherapy receptacle does not qualify as RCRA empty (there is more than 3% of the contents left), it qualifies as “bulk” chemotherapy waste and belongs in a black container.
Bulk chemotherapy is classified as hazardous waste, so it’s important to carefully and properly dispose of it.
The following materials should be thrown in a black medical waste container:
- Half/partial medication doses
- Partially used vials, bags, and IV tubing
- P-listed substances and containers
- Pathological chemo waste
- PPE and cleaning materials
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