(6) Animal wastes.
b. The preferred method of disposal of regulated medical waste material in the
field is proper and efficient incineration and then burial in a separate pit.
c. Another method available is autoclaving (putting slides, tubes, etc., under
super-heated steam) and then burying the waste.
NOTE: DO NOT use autoclave that is used for sterilizing instruments, cloth, etc.
regulated medical waste.
NOTE: In no situation should regulated medical waste be burned in an open fire or
FIELD WASTE DISPOSAL OF BIOLOGICALS, DRUGS, AND REAGENTS
a. Drugs, biologicals, and reagents (chemicals) used at field aid stations, make-
shift laboratories, and hospitals are to be disposed of in accordance with AR 40-61 and
40 CFR 261. Guidance for destruction is contained in DOD Disposal Manual (DOD
b. Those material products determined unfit for issue, expiration date being
reached, slides no longer needed, etc., must be destroyed according to Federal, State,
local laws, and Army regulations. Any special guidance for destruction is to come from
2-10. FIELD DISPOSAL OF HARZARD WASTE
a. Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent and Munitions. Disposal of
and explosives will be IAW 40 CFR 261, Appendix H and Army regulations. The goal is
to minimize environmental pollution and protect personnel.
b. Chemicals and Chemical Products. Chemicals and chemical products will
be disposed of or destroyed in a manner which is compatible with their physical,
chemical, and toxic properties and minimizes environmental effects and disposal costs.
Release of these substances may be in the form of continuous or intermittent discharge
incident to normal installation activity or may involve specialized bulk disposal or
destruction. All disposals will be IAW Federal, State, and local air and water pollution
control standards. Guidance on proper disposal may be requested as specified in AR