Approved Management Method for Clinical and Related Waste - Tasmania


You will need to 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, 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 need special management.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Waste Management) Regulations 2020 Tasmania

Administering agency

Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

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