For many years we have been providing comprehensive services in the field of neutralizing medical waste , cooperating in this area with offices, clinics and medical clinics in various parts of Poland. We provide appropriate waste containers – both infectious and non-infectious – we take care of their collection and transport according to the schedule set during the signing of the contract, and then professional disposal. Our activities include the disposal of chemicals, cytotoxic and cytostatic drugs, surgical instruments and a number of other infectious and non-infectious pharmaceuticals. Collection, transport and disposal of this type of hazardous substance has been described in detail in the ordinance of the Minister of Health – we assure you, that we comply with all legal standards, therefore we can guarantee you the highest quality of services.
Detailed information on the types of medical waste generated and the permitted methods and duration of their storage are provided below.
18 01 03 * – Other wastes that contain live pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins and other forms capable of transferring genetic material that are known or reasonably believed to cause human disease and animals (e.g. infected diaper pants, pads, pads), with the exception of 18 01 80 and 18 01 82, i.e. waste contaminated with blood, secretion containing pathogenic agents or containing blood in liquid form – contaminated vessels, dressings, gauze, used catheters , surgical and treatment tools, syringes, laboratory glassware, drip devices, medical spatulas.
18 01 01 – Surgical and treatment tools and their remnants (except 18 01 03), i.e. infusion systems, surgical knives, scalpels, scissors, scrapers, chisels,
18 01 04 – Other waste than those mentioned in 18 01 03, i.e. non-infectious waste – surgical instruments without sharp objects, dressings including gypsum, syringes (without needles), infusion bottles and bags, bowls, dishes, disposable clothing, respiratory masks, gloves, disposable items)
18 01 06 * – Chemicals, including chemical reagents, containing dangerous substances,
18 01 07 – Chemicals, including chemical reagents other than those mentioned in 18 01 06 e.g. expired, contaminated chemicals, expired contaminated chemicals, waste from diagnostic equipment
18 01 08 * – Cytotoxic and cytostatic drugs are generated as waste in the field of patient care using appropriate drugs (eg oncology), in pharmacies, in doctors’ offices and laboratories; These are e.g. original drug containers that are not completely empty, expired drugs in their original packaging, remains of dry substances or tablets, infusion components and other material contaminated with cytostatics,
18 01 10 * – Dental amalgam waste
Storage methods and duration
Properly adapted room – requirements in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Health of 30.07.2010 on the detailed handling of medical waste
Stationary refrigeration equipment – requirements in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Health of 30.07.2010 on the detailed handling of medical waste
18 01 03 *, 18 01 06, 18 01 08 *, 18 01 10 * – Storage at a temperature of 10 ° C to 18 ° C as long as the properties of the waste allow it, but no longer than 72 hours. At temperatures below 10 ° C, the storage period may be up to 30 days.
18 01 02 * – Storage up to 10 ° C for up to 72 hours.
18 01 01, 18 01 04, 18 01 07, 18 01 09 – Storage as long as the properties of the waste permit, but no longer
than 30 days .
Waste packing method
Medical waste with codes 18 01 03; 18 01 04, except for waste with sharp ends and edges, are collected in disposable bags made of polyethylene foil, red, opaque, durable, resistant to moisture and chemicals, with the possibility of closing once
Medical waste with codes 18 01 06; 18 01 08, with the exception of waste with sharp ends and edges, collected in disposable bags made of polyethylene film, yellow, opaque, durable, resistant to moisture and chemicals, with the possibility of closing once
Waste with sharp ends and edges is collected in single-use, rigid, moisture-resistant, mechanically resistant to puncture or cutting containers.
Containers or bags should be filled to 2/3 of their volume in a way that enables their safe closure
Each container and bag should be properly marked in a visible place. The identification marking should include: the code of the waste stored therein, the address of residence or registered office of the waste producer, the date of closure.