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
You should manage waste that may be contaminated with coronavirus to the same standard as other clinical waste.
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:
- Clinical and related waste – operational guidance (publication IWRG612)
- Industry code of practice for the management of biohazard waste (including clinical & related wastes) – Biohazard Waste Industry Australia and New Zealand
Read more about clinical and related waste
Reviewed 24 July 2020