Clinical Waste Control Scheme

 

Group 1 Used or Contaminated Sharps

e.g. syringes, needle, cartridges, ampoules and other sharp instruments

 

Type(s) of Container

 

Bag

Sealing Refuse Bin

Sharps box

Red Bag

"Swan-neck" method with plastic tie

Red

Group 2 Laboratory Waste

e.g. laboratory stock cultures, or cultures, of infectious agents and potentially infectious waste, culture dishes, bottles, flasks, tubes, pipettes, pipette tips, inoculation loops and inoculation wires.

Group 4 Infectious Materials
Group 5 Dressings
Group 6 Other Wastes

 

Type(s) of Container

 

Bag

Sealing Refuse Bin

Heavy duty plastic bag


Red Bag

"Swan-neck" method with plastic tie

Red

Group 3 Human and Animal Tissues

All human and animal tissues, organs and body parts as well as dead animals

 

Type(s) of Container

 

Bag

Sealing Refuse Bin

Heavy duty plastic bag

Yellow Bag

"Swan-neck" method with plastic tie

Yellow

 

Sealing Method for Clinical Waste Bags - "Swan-neck" method.

 

After packaging
tie this tag with department name to the bag
stick Premises Code label to the bag

 

Red bag, yellow bag, autoclavable bag, plastic tie, tag and premises code label can be obtained in store room 3S15

 

How to handle culture by solution disinfection

According to University Guidance on Decontamination, 1:20 diluted bleach can be added to the culture medium of culture flasks, bottles, plates or tubes for at least 10 minutes to disinfect the medium. The disinfected medium can be pour away to sink directly.

Culture flasks, bottles, plates or tubes are put into transparent autoclavable bag for autoclave sterilization. Then they can be disposed as normal waste in black garbage bag.

N.B. Bleach is not vey effective against Mycobacterium spp

 

Autoclavable Bag in store room 3S15

 

How to handle Latex Gloves

Latex gloves are disposed as normal waste. If contaminated, please dispose as Laboratory Waste (Group 2) in red bag

 

Refuse Room

All biohazard garbages will be collected at Thursday afternoon by licencing clinical waste collector and signed by clinical waste representative.

 

For further enquiry, please contact clinical waste representative George Chan at 2299 0809