Medical waste collection
CHEMICALS AND EXPIRED PHARMACEUTICALS
S.Eco offers a range of "made-to-measure" services for the disposal of medical waste for different kinds of clients: nursing homes and retirement homes, laboratories, dentists, prosthodontists, vets, specialist doctors, pharmacies and other more complex organisations, such as hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers or distributors:
- Collection and disposal, with both on-call and scheduled services;
- Supply of containers which comply with legal regulations;
- Waste identification forms;
- Completion of loading/unloading registers on request;
- Completion of Consolidated Environmental Declaration Forms (MUD or Modello Unico di Dichiarazione under Italian law);
- Organisation of annual or biannual collection campaigns.
HAZARDOUS MEDICAL WASTE
What it is and how it should be managed (Presidential Decree 254 of 15th July 2003)
Potentially infectious medical waste (EWC 180103 or 180202) consists of:
- Dressings, disposable items, teeth and small body parts that are unrecognisable or contaminated by bodily fluids;
- Culture media and plates contaminated with pathogens from microbiology laboratories;
- Used sharps such as needles, syringes, blades, etc.
In the vast majority of cases, this waste is produced by hospitals and nursing homes. However, a considerable amount of medical waste is produced by private practices (doctors, dentists and veterinarians). Hazardous and potentially infectious medical waste must be temporarily stored in conditions that prevent deterioration, as this would pose a health risk. Storage can last a maximum of five days from the moment the container is sealed. In compliance with health and safety requirements and under the manufacturer's responsibility, this period can be extended to 30 days for quantities of less than 200 litres.