Biomedical Waste Recycling Programs
Biomedical waste refers to any sharps, infectious waste, and treated infectious waste that must be disposed of in a certain way. While it is most common for this type of waste to exist in a facility like a hospital, you may have biomedical waste at home that you need to dispose of, particularly if someone in your household suffers from a condition requiring regular injections.
While it is true that biomedical waste requires careful disposal, this does not mean that recycling is completely out of the question.
Call the Public Health Nurse
If you are unsure of how to handle your biomedical waste, or just need advice on how to safely recycle it, you should contact your local health department. There should be a public health nurse on staff to direct you toward local resources.