COVID-19 Waste Packaging Guidelines
Regulated Medical Waste
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), medical waste that may be contaminated with COVID-19 should be disposed of using routine Regulated Medical Waste disposal procedures. Here’s how to properly package waste.
Place regulated medical waste or closed DISPOSABLE sharps containers into the red bag and properly tie off the bag.
Bags require a very secure knot; preferably a hand-tied gooseneck knot.
Medical waste placed inside of boxes should not be visible once the outer container has been closed.
RMW placed inside containers should not be visible. Do not overfill!
Do not overfill bags and containers by attempting to compress waste with hands, feet or by any other means. Once a bag is placed inside of another container, allow enough room to safely close and seal the outer container. The inner container should not be visible once the outer container has been closed.