You must comply with this code if you are involved in:
- Waste classification;
- Safe packaging;
- Storage; or
- Transport and disposal of clinical and related wastes.
The clinical and related waste stream includes discarded sharps, infectious or potentially infectious waste, cytotoxic drugs, chemical, pharmaceutical and radioactive materials, and animal tissue or carcasses used in research.
These wastes have the potential to cause infection, injury, chemical contamination, odour or visual offence and require special management.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Environment Protection Authority
Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (Tasmania)
Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Waste Management) Regulations 2000 (Tasmania)
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