MEDICAL WASTE: WHAT TO PUT IN THE RED TRASH BAGS There are multiple definitions used for Medical Waste (which is also referred to as regulated, infective, infectious, and biohazardous waste). A definition from OSHA defines biohazardous waste as:
Pathological and microbiological wastes containing blood or other potentially infectious materials.”
The following table will assist you in determining what should be discarded in the Red Trash receptacles. More importantly, it will outline what you should NOT put in the Red Trash receptacles. Sharps should be disposed of in sharps containers.