SITA-MediCollect is the specialised clinical waste business of SITA Australia - the leader in resource recovery. Offering collection, recycling and resource recovery solutions, SITA-MediCollect is committed to developing and providing innovative services and technologies to meet the highest industry standard.
Biohazard / Clinical & Related Waste
Waste which has the potential to cause injury, infection, offence, and includes sharps, human tissue waste, laboratory waste, animal waste resulting from medical, dental or veterinary research or treatment and the potential to cause disease or any other waste arising from any source, as specified by the establishment.
Sharps can pierce the skin and have the potential to cause infection. Double handling of sharps should be avoided. SITA-MediCollect recommends use of disposable collectors meeting Australian Standards. The collectors are for disposal by incineration with minimal impact on the environment. Sharps collectors are colour coded yellow, the principal colour used for medical waste disposal.
They have infectious waste labelling and display the universal biohazard symbol. The collectors are safe for all to handle and the whole collector with waste enclosed is completely destroyed by high temperature incineration, effectively eliminating any repercussions from the potential hazards of double handling or land filling of this type of waste.
Pharmaceuticals (drug, remedy or medicinal substances) or any other substance specified in the poisons list under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1996. Pharmaceutical waste, including cytotoxins, may arise from expired or discarded pharmaceuticals, those no longer required by patients or departments and waste materials during the manufacture and administration of pharmaceuticals.
All pharmaceuticals must be destroyed by incineration.
Clinical waste bins with a high proportion of pharmaceuticals may be charged at the current rate for destruction of pharmaceuticals and sharps. (reference: BWI 2009)
SITA-MediCollect supplies a large range of containers (collectors) in a range of sizes and designs to suit your individual waste needs. The containers we supply are designed for safer handling both for the staff in your workplace and for our staff during transportation and destruction.
SITA-MediCollect offers all types of waste collection services, using approved sharps containers (collectors) and recyclable clinical and related waste mobile bins (MGB'S) on a simple and efficient exchange service.