Alabama Medical Waste DisposalAlabama is one “steely” state, with all the major natural resources to make iron and steel. The state is home to the “rocket capital of the world” in Huntsville. The city of Montgomery is known for introducing the first electric trolley system and the first open heart surgery in the western hemisphere. Tuscaloosa has University of Alabama Football and Birmingham is one of the most important business centers in the Southeast United States. Mobile has great seafood, thanks to its proximity to the Mobile River Delta, the 2nd largest Delta in the U.S. and one of the most biologically diverse. Keeping Alabama’s precious waterways free of biological waste is possible when you utilize a biomedical waste provider like Cyntox. Let us handle your medical waste disposal in Alabama, including healthcare waste and syringe disposal.
The State of Alabama Definition of Medical Waste:
The term medical/infectious waste is defined as:
- Cultures and stocks of infectious agents and associated biologicals.
- Human pathological waste.
- Human blood and blood products including:
- Liquid waste human blood;
- Products of blood;
- Items saturated and/or dripping with human blood; or
- Items that were saturated and/or dripping with human blood that are now caked with dried human blood.
- Sharps that have been used in animal or human patient care or treatment or in medical, research, or industrial laboratories, including hypodermic needles, syringes (with or without the attached needle), Pasteur pipettes, scalpel blades, blood vials, needles with attached tubing, and culture dishes (regardless of presence of infectious agents). Also included are other types of broken or unbroken glassware that were in contact with infectious agents, such as used slides and cover slips.
- Animal waste including contaminated animal carcasses, body parts, and bedding of animals that were known to have been exposed to infectious agents during research (including research in veterinary hospitals), production of biologicals or testing of pharmaceuticals.
- Isolation wastes including biological waste and discarded materials contaminated with blood, excretions, exudates, or secretions from humans who are isolated to protect others from certain highly communicable diseases, or isolated animals known to be infected with highly communicable diseases.
- Unused sharps including the following unused, discarded sharps: hypodermic needles, suture needles, syringes, and scalpel blades.