2.6 Disposal procedures for contaminated materials

A system for identifying and separating infectious materials and their containers should be adopted. Categories may include:

  • uncontaminated (non-infectious) waste that can be reused, recycled or disposed of in the same way as general household waste;
  • contaminated (infectious) sharps, such as broken glass, syringes and slides;
  • contaminated infectious material to be disposed of by burying, incinerating or autoclaving.

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