What colour are the bins?
For Sharps Waste and Clinical Waste, the bins are yellow with different coloured lids to denote the type of Clinical/Sharps waste. Anatomical Waste bins have an orange lid, Cyto Waste (If you don’t know, Cyto Waste is waste from drug therapy, such as chemotherapy) have purple, and Medicinal Waste bins have a blue lid. You may have seen other colours of bin but those are reserved for other types, such as Pharmaceutical Waste.
What is classed as Clinical Waste?
For clinical waste, we’re looking at things such as wax strips, pads, cotton wool buds, and other items used for treatments, like electrolysis and microdermabrasion. These all have to kept separate and in individual bins. No throwing needles and cotton buds together at all.
To find out what bins you will need for your Sharps Disposal, give us a call or fill in a form.