Clinical and related waste can transmit disease and cause injury. If you generate clinical and related waste like medical, dental and tattooist waste, you must have processes to manage it the right way.

We regulate storage, transport, treatment and disposal of clinical and related waste. 

How to manage coronavirus contaminated waste

We have updated our guidance for coronavirus waste from households and workplaces

Ways to manage clinical and related waste

You can manage clinical and related waste by:

  • separating, packaging and labelling waste
  • training staff involved in generating and handling waste
  • using licensed contractors to collect and transport waste
  • using the EPA Portal to make sure the disposal facility has a licence to treat clinical and related waste
  • reviewing your processes often.

Find more information about managing clinical and related waste:

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Reviewed 3 February 2022