Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2016

Standard Operating Procedures for All Health Care Facilities

Biomedical Waste Handling
Guide 2016-17

Standard Operating Procedures for All Health Care Facilities

YELLOW BAG

  • Human and Animal Anatomical Waste

    (Tissues, Organs, Body Parts, Fetus etc.)

  • Soiled Waste

    (Dressings, Plaster Casts, Cotton Swabs, Residual/Discarded Blood Bag and Comp.)

  • Expired or Discarded Medicine

    (Antibiotic etc.)

  • Discarded Linen, Mattresses and beddings
  • Pre-Teated Microbiology, Biotechnology and Clinical Lab Waste

    (Blood Bags, Vacutainer, Cultures, Residual Toxins, Dishes and Devices, Microorganism spec.)

RED BAG

  • Contaminated Waste Recyclable

    (Tubings, Plastic Bottles, Intravenous tubes and sets, Catheters, Urine Bags, Syringes without needle and Gloves)

WHITE CONTAINER

  • Glassware

    (Contaminated Broken/Discarded glass, Vials Ampoules, Microscope slides, Empty Syrup Glass Bottles)

  • Metallic Body Implants

CARDBOARD BOX

  • Waste Sharps Including Metals

    (Needles, Syringes with fixed needles, Needles from needle tip clutter or burner, scalples, Blades, Contaminated sharp objects)

BLACK BAG

  • Non-Infected/ General Waste

    (Daily use waste, plastic water bottles, Food waste, News papers and cardboards)