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Healthy Practices of Dealing With Medical Waste in Sydney

We all live in very turbulent and risky times. The current global situation on the COVID-19 pandemic has everybody on alarm. Public health is at stake. People are under strict restriction to practise personal safety and individual hygiene very well. As such, both citizens and businesses should be able to exercise their best methods in doing their businesses. For rubbish removal services, dealing with trash should be done with very high regard and careful concern.

Here at Paul’s Rubbish Removal, we exist to address your garbage needs despite these trying times. Paul’s team of rubbish removalists offers various rubbish removal services for people across Sydney. One of these services includes the removal of waste from medical establishments. Now, with the current situation on the ongoing pandemic, dealing with waste, especially medical waste entails a lot of meticulous guidelines and certain practices.

In order to keep everyone safer and far from danger, healthy practices should be removing medical waste from medical institutions. These ways don’t only benefit removalists but everybody as well. These are a few practices that can contribute to making the situation healthier:

Have proper knowledge in medical waste

Medical waste is different from regular waste. Waste coming from different medical institutions are high risk and contagious. This is why you need to have enough knowledge and understanding about the medical waste you’re about to dispose of. In order to safely practise dealing with this kind of waste involves crucial information and high level of proper segregation. People who deal with medical waste undergo extensive training to do this.

It is important that these medical waste are identified and properly categorised before being in the disposal queue. Segregating medical waste comes in eight categories that all people should be familiar with. These classifications are:

  • Infectious waste
  • Pathological waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • General waste 
  • sharps
  • Chemical waste
  • Pharmaceutical waste
  • Pressurised containers

Use proper equipment all the time

Enough knowledge and training in handling medical waste are not enough. Proper equipment and machinery are very important to keep the waste as well-kept as possible. Use the proper waste container with these kinds of waste and seal them properly. 

Exposure to unkept medical waste can cause serious health risks to anybody handling them. If you plan to dispose of medical waste, after researching about the trash you want to get rid off, use the right tools in disposing of after.

Wear appropriate and protective equipment

Wearing the proper Personal Protective Equipment is important in making sure you’re safe when you handle medical waste. People who handle medical waste firsthand should be complete with face masks, hazard mats, and whatever coverall in dealing with waste. 

To prevent dangerous pathogens and microorganisms from causing possible harm, disinfectants and suitable products should always be available when dealing with medical waste. 

Always document waste removal jobs 

Part of making things safer is accounting the medical waste that was disposed of. Always keep records, inventories, photos or videos, and supportive documents when dealing with medical waste. In case something goes out of hand, it would be easier to trace and connect one matter to the other. With proper documentation of disposal, mitigations are easily identified to prevent more harm from taking effect from the disposal.


Practising good methods in dealing with medical waste can save people by a long shot. Medical waste is one of the wastes that should be dealt with proper precaution and anybody who works with it should be more than aware of this. Serious harm and danger can result from ill ways. Lives could be at stake with improper ways of handling this waste. Safe practices should start from the small things and this can begin from each one of us.

Paul’s Rubbish Removal team can get rid of medical waste from medical institutions. We highly practice safe methods. We want to make sure that everybody is safe from medical waste especially with this trying times where everybody is on the lookout against sickness and disease. We wish a healthier world for you as much as we want ours to be. Don’t hesitate to give us a call 0407 125 125 or send us an email at info@paulsrubbish.com.au

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a Digital Content Writer for Paul's Rubbish Removal. Sarah is a huge advocate for recycling, environmental sustainability, health and well-being and has a genuine love for all sea animals. Keep up with Sarah by following Paul's Rubbish Removal blog!

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