Bio Waste

As Southern California’s leading provider of medical waste disposal services, protecting people and the environment from the risks associated with biohazards is our passion. Thousands of customers trust MET-BIO to manage their biohazardous waste disposal.

Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) is also known as Infectious Waste, Bio Waste, Bio-Hazardous Waste and Medical Waste. The Environmental Protection Agency, ( EPA ), sets definitions, rules and guidelines and allows each state to invoke more stringent guidelines if desired.

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Bio Waste and Regulated Medical Waste Examples

  • Cultures and stocks
  • Human blood, blood products, and human body fluids, except urine or feces
  • Pathological wastes consisting of human tissues, organs, and body parts removed during surgery, autopsy, biopsy and other medical procedures
  • Untreated sharps
  • Used blood collection bags, tubes, and vials
  • Contaminated carcasses, body parts and bedding of animals intentionally exposed to pathogens in research, in the production of biologicals or the “in vivo” testing of pharmaceuticals
  • Items contaminated with blood or other human body fluids which drip freely or would release such materials in a liquid or semi-liquid state if compressed or are caked with dried blood or body fluids and are capable of releasing these materials
  • Isolation wastes unless determined to be non-infectious by the infection control committee at the health care facility
  • Isolation wastes unless determined to be non-infectious by the infection control committee at the health care facility
  • HIV-containing cell or tissue cultures, organ cultures, and HIV- or HBV-containing culture medium or other solutions; and blood, organs, or other tissues from experimental animals infected with HIV or HBV.
  • All disposable materials that have come in contact with cytotoxic or antineoplastic agents during the preparation, handling, and administration of such agents. Such wastes include, but are not limited to, masks, gloves, gowns, empty IV tubing and bags, vials, and other contaminated materials
  • Any other material or equipment which, in the determination of the responsible party, presents a significant danger of infection because it is contaminated with, or may reasonably be expected to be contaminated with, etiologic agents

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