COLOUR CODED BINS AND BAGS

ORANGE LIDDED SHARPS
-INCINERATION
PURPLE  LIDDED SHARPS
-INCINERATION

Non-Medicinally Contaminated Sharps


Sharps which may be contaminated with potentially infectious body fluids but have not been used to administer medicines.
 

Main source is phlebotomy sharps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharps contaminated with cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines


Also suitable for waste Cyto and non cyto toxic medicine. EWC 180108*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YELLOW  LIDDED SHARPS
-INCINERATION

Medicinally contaminated sharps (Non-cyto)


Also suitable for waste medicines (Non-cyto) . EWC 180103*
 

BLUE  LIDDED SHARPS
-INCINERATION

Prescription only medicines. EWC 180109

CLINICAL WASTE – YELLOW STREAM
-INCINERATION

Infectious but which has an additional characteristic which means that it must be incinerated. 

 

  • Anatomical waste

  • Chemically contaminated samples and diagnostic kits

  • Medicinally-contaminated infectious waste; and  Category A pathogens. EWC 180103*
     

CLINICAL WASTE –  ORANGE STREAM
-INCINERATION 180103*

Waste with a risk of infection

 

  • Items contaminated with blood/ other body fluids

  • Gloves, protective clothing;

  • Dressings

  • Empty IV infusions, tubing

  • Used/soiled medical disposable. 180103*

OFFENSIVE WASTE –  TIGER BAGS 

Disposable items and materials that are not infectious but recognisable as healthcare waste or may cause offense due to the nature of the material 
 

  • Nappies and incontinence waste

  • Sanitary waste

  • Gloves and aprons from clean procedures