Offensive Waste

Bywaters will provide expert advice on the appropriate segregation of offensive / hygiene waste. This will ensure materials are properly labeled, stored, transported and treated by licensed facilities capable of safe handling and disposal.

Offensive wastes can include:

  • Human and animal waste
  • Medical/veterinary items of disposable equipment such as gowns, plaster casts
  • Plasters (minor first aid or self care)
  • Wastes from non­healthcare activities e.g. wastes from body piercing or application of tattoos

Healthcare waste generated from healthcare practices or produced by healthcare workers in the community should be considered infectious unless otherwise assessed by a healthcare practitioner.

Our UN approved external 360 and 770 litre storage containers have a yellow body and black lid which clearly distinguishes them from the yellow clinical waste bins eliminating cross contamination and ensuing legal compliance.