Delaware Medical Waste DisposalAlthough Delaware is a small state, it has big historic significance: it was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution (in 1787.) Newark’s residents, which include University of Delaware students, are surrounded by public parks. The state government, Delaware’s largest employer, is in Dover, the capital. Dover is also the site–twice a year–of NASCAR races at Dover International Speedway. Middletown, DE, is the fastest growing city in the state, with new residential and retail construction on the rise.
The State of Delaware Definition of Medical Waste:
Infectious wastes are special solid wastes that may cause human disease and may reasonably be suspected of harboring human pathogenic organisms, or may pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of or otherwise managed. Types of solid wastes designated as infectious include but are not necessarily limited to the following:
- Biological wastes;
- Discarded Biologicals;
- Isolation Wastes; and
- Other infectious wastes