Categories of Bio-Medical Waste
Chemicals treatment using at least 1% hypochlorite solution or any other equivalent chemical reagent. It must be ensured that chemical treatment ensures disinfections.
Mutilation / shredding must be such so as to prevent unauthorised reuse.
There will be no chemical pretreatment before incineration. Chlorinated plastics shall not be incinerated.
Deep burial shall be an option available only in towns with population less than five lakhs and in rural areas.
Treatment & Disposal
Cat. No. 1
Incineration deep burial
Human Anatomical Waste (human tissues, organs, body parts)
Cat. No. 2
Incineration / deep burial
Animal Waste Animal tissues, organs, Body parts carcasses, bleeding parts, fluid, blood and experimental animals used in research, waste generated by veterinary hospitals / colleges, discharge from hospitals, animal houses)
Cat. No. 3
Local autoclaving / micro waving / incineration
Microbiology & Biotechnology waste (wastes from laboratory cultures, stocks or specimens of micro-organisms live or attenuated vaccines, human and animal cell culture used in research and infectious agents from research and industrial laboratories, wastes from production of biological, toxins, dishes and devices used for transfer of cultures)
Cat. No. 4
Disinfections (chemical treatment /autoclaving/micro waving and mutilation shredding
Waste Sharps (needles, syringes, scalpels blades, glass etc. that may cause puncture and cuts. This includes both used & unused sharps)
Cat. No. 5
Incineration / destruction & drugs disposal in secured landfills
Discarded Medicines and Cytotoxic drugs (wastes comprising of outdated, contaminated and discarded medicines)
Cat. No. 6
Incineration , autoclaving/micro waving
Solid Waste (Items contaminated with blood and body fluids including cotton, dressings, soiled plaster casts, line beddings, other material contaminated with blood)
Cat. No. 7
Disinfections by chemical treatment autoclaving/micro waving& mutilation shredding.
Solid Waste (waste generated from disposable items other than the waste sharps such as tubing, catheters, intravenous sets etc.)
NB : Other Categories See Coloured Waste Bins -
Product Range Cat No.8 to Cat No.10