Illinois Medical Waste DisposalIllinois gets some of the most extreme weather in the U.S., with teeth-chattering high winds, heavy snowfall and hot summers. Many urbanites flock to Chicago, home of the first aquarium and the first skyscraper in the country. Peoria, IL, is the oldest community in the state and Naperville has enjoyed a running list of accolades, from being on the “Best Place to Live in the U.S.” list to being named a “Best City for Early Retirement.” Rockford hosts the oldest music club in the country, the Mendelssohn Club. Keep your state safe and clean – call Cyntox to learn more about medical waste disposal in Illinois and hazardous waste collection services.
The State of Illinois Definition of Medical Waste:
Potentially Infectious Medical Waste (PIMW) is waste generated in connection with the diagnosis, treatment (i.e., provision of medical services), or immunization of human beings or animals; research pertaining to the provision of medical services; or the provision or testing of biologicals.
- Potentially infectious medical waste (PIMW) – includes most medical waste generated by health care professionals or medical research that may be infectious to humans. It does not include medical waste generated at a household.
- Industrial process waste – includes waste generated by industry or commercial services such as gas stations or painting contractors. Industrial process waste does not include clean packaging materials, office or food waste.
- Pollution control waste – is generated by the treatment or cleanup of other wastes. Treatment residues from wastewater treatment, air scrubbing and spill cleanups are all pollution control waste.
- Hazardous waste – is the most highly regulated category of waste. Some wastes are hazardous because of their ignitable, corrosive, reactive or toxic properties. These are called characteristically hazardous wastes. In other instances, U.S.EPA has decided that the waste produced by certain industrial activities will always be a hazardous waste. These are called listed hazardous wastes.