Approved Management Method for Clinical and Related Waste - Tasmania

Description

You must comply with this code if you are involved in waste:

  • classification
  • segregation
  • safe packaging
  • labelling
  • storage
  • 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.

Service type

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.

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Waste Management) Regulations 2000 TAS

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Waste Management Section

Environment Protection Authority

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 134 Macquarie Street
Hobart
7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: EnvironmentEnquiries@environment.tas.gov.au