Anatomical waste management & disposal

A waste stream most commonly found with our surgical practice customers, ‘anatomical’ is the term used to categorise any items of tissue waste associated with medical procedures.

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Anatomical waste

What is Anatomical waste

A healthcare waste stream most commonly found with our surgical practice customers, commonly from sharps, ‘anatomical’ is the term used to categorise any items of tissue waste associated with medical waste procedures. Using a red bin lid, the red anatomical waste stream containers are used to collect and segregate both human and animal body parts, organs, or blood preserves arriving from surgical procedures.

Anatomical is segregated into infectious waste (hazardous) and non-infectious waste (non-hazardous) items and always requires incinerating. Reconomy's service is usually carried out through bins that allow a customer to segregate the waste for efficient disposal treatment.

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Anatomical waste arrives from items such as surgical tissues, organs, limbs, blood, bodily fluids, and other biological materials generated during medical treatments, surgeries, or research activities. We commonly find this healthcare waste and medical waste type from our partners in hospitals and care homes.

Commonly handled through storage in a bin, medical waste and healthcare waste requires a specific service to reduce the risk of contamination. This waste stream is usually generated through the use of sharps in different hospital treatment.

You must ensure the proper disposal service of your healthcare business’s anatomical waste, it is crucial to preventing the spread of infections, protecting public health and safety, and complying with regulations to minimise environmental impact.

Reconomy offers a service to ensure your healthcare business’s anatomical waste is handled in appropriate storage, collected and disposed of compliantly.

Anatomical waste needs to be securely contained in a leak-proof, puncture-resistant, and properly labelled container. Reconomy also recommends it is stored in designated areas with restricted access and appropriate ventilation.

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