California Pathological Waste Management

Hospitals, surgical centers, and research labs are the most common generators of pathological waste. However, they aren’t the only ones. Biotech companies, veterinarians, and mortuaries often need pathological waste management as well. By partnering with Waste Management, you will safely dispose of your waste, while staying compliant with local, state, and federal laws.

What is pathological waste?Pathological Waste Bin

Pathological waste needs to be disposed of in specific ways with a disposal protocol that must meet local, state, and federal guidelines. If you facility produces pathological waste, you must properly identify, segregate, label, and dispose of it — or your facility may be at risk for fines or other consequences.

Common types of pathological waste include:

  • Surgical specimens including tissue samples collected for analysis.
  • Amputated tissues, organs, and body parts.
  • Bodily fluids with a solidifier removed during surgery or autopsy.
  • Animal tissues, organs, body parts, or carcasses used in research.

To learn more about pathological waste, see how Waste Management can help you manage your medical waste, or to get a quote, please feel free to contact us or call 888-906-8176 today.

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