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Hospital waste

​​Groups I and II ​

This waste is considered a non-hazardous waste and is equated to urban solid waste. This type of waste does not require special treatment. It comes from general and administrative services, packages and common wrappers, orthopaedic material without traces of blood, among others. 

This waste must be sorted through so it can be recycled and reused. The rest of it must be packed in black bags and sent to the same final destination as urban solid waste. 

Group III 

This waste is considered a biohazardous waste, that is, it is contaminated waste or suspected of being contaminated, for example, waste that results from blood and by-products administration, orthopaedic material with traces of blood, material that has been in contact with contaminated products, among others.

This waste must be packed in white bags at the place where they were produced, identified with a biohazardous risk label and temporarily stored in a specific green container. 

Afterwards, and once the waste declaration form is completed, the waste is taken for final disposal by a certified operator. 

Group IV 

The hospital waste in group IV is a type waste with chemical risks associated. Other types of waste are also included in this group, such as sharp or perforating objects (needles, scalpels, cover glass, syringes with an attached needle), identifiable anatomic pieces, chemical and medical products that were rejected, cytostatic waste and all the material used in its manipulation and administration, among others. The hazardous liquid waste that comes in contact with biological material is also classified in this group. 

This waste must be packed in red bags and put in specific yellow containers, apart from sharp or perforating objects that must be packed in a yellow puncture-resistant container with a red lid. After the waste declaration form is completed, the collection of the waste for final disposal will be made by the certified operator.