Clinical and related waste

Clinical and related waste has been pre-classified as a 'special waste'.

This allows the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to set more stringent and specific requirements for the transport and management of the waste to minimise the risk to the environment and human health.

The definition of 'clinical and related waste' under Schedule 1 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 includes clinical waste, cytotoxic waste, pharmaceutical, drug or medicine waste, and sharps waste.

Waste managers and operators who transport, store, treat or dispose of clinical and related waste should refer to:

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