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Medical Waste Disposal

Medical waste refers to all types of waste materials generated at health care facilities like hospitals, clinics, dentist offices, physician’s offices, nursing homes, blood bank and collection centers, animal houses, as well as laboratories and research organizations. Medical waste disposal should be proper and it makes great sense to recycle some recyclable medical waste.

Medical wastes are classified into different categories as follows:

– General waste: wastes that do not pose any hazard, e.g. office paper, wrapper, kitchen waste etc.
– Pathological and anatomical waste: human tissues, organs, blood, fluids, body parts and animal carcasses etc.
– Infectious waste: waste capable of transmitting bacterial, viral or parasitical diseases, such as used bandages, swabs, disposable medical devices or laboratory cultures of infectious agents.
– Sharps waste: needle, syringes, scalpels, knives, blades etc.
– Chemical waste: laboratory reagent, disinfectants, batteries etc.
– Radioactive waste: products contaminated by radionuclides
– Pharmaceutical waste: unused and/or expired medicines or drugs.
– Genotoxic waste: highly hazardous, such as waste containing cytotoxic drug


Improper management of medical waste brings potential danger of getting infected or injured to health care facility staff, patients, waste handler and even the general public, it might also pollute the environment. It is very important that all health care wastes are appropriately sorted and segregated at generation, treated and disposed of in a safe manner.

According to WHO (World Health Organization), out of all the generated health care waste, only about 15% is hazardous, the remaining 85% is general waste which is non-hazardous. No matter if it is a safe disposal of the hazardous portion of medical waste, or the recycling of the non- hazardous, size reduction is an essential step. PROSINO range of products includes various shredders and granulators, which will help you with size reduction for the medical waste. Contact us to get an optimal solution for your size reduction needs, or simply send us email at for more details.

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