d. Outside Pickup Stations for Regulated Medical Waste. Manifesting and/or
tracking of hazardous waste is to be followed by applicable regulations.
Under no circumstances will medical wastes be transported by privately
e. Transportation of Regulated Medical Waste.
(1) The containers, carts, or dumpsters used to store, transport, or dispose of
this waste must be cleaned before they are returned to the MTF.
(2) Manifest must be logged.
f. Disposal of Regulated Medical Waste.
(1) Incineration. Waste contaminated with disease organisms add/or
offensive materials (bandages, sacrificed animal caucuses, tissue specimens,
dressings, surgical waste, food service waste from regulated medical waste disease
wards, materials contaminated with blood, body exudates or excreta, regulated medical
waste incident to hospital and operation) will be disposed by incineration as the
preferred method. Incineration of regulated medical waste should only be conducted
with incinerators specifically designed for these wastes. Human excreta and fluid
wastes will be disposed through normal sewage facilities, if acceptable.
NOTE: Ensure that the incinerator permit is current as per Federal, State, and local air
NOTE: The manifest procedure is to be continued, quantified, signed by the receiving
official, and the receipts returned and made part of the MTF generator's record
of waste production and disposal.
(2) Autoclave. When feasible, regulated medical waste may be sterilized or
autoclaved by pressurized steam prior to disposal as general waste, providing
microbiological testing is employed to ensure proper sterilization or rendered
noninfectious. Pathological waste may be incinerated or steam sterilized and its ash
can be disposed of at the sanitary landfill.
NOTE: If pathological waste is steam sterilized, it will be destroyed (ground) and then
flushed into the sanitary sewer or incinerated.
NOTE: The use of boiler fires for this purpose is prohibited.
(3) Ash, nonregulated medical waste. The ash or nonregulated medical
waste, having been treated by steam sterilization, can be disposed of at the sanitary