Proper Disposal of Home Health Care Waste

Healthcare waste like needles, used bandages & colostomy bags can be dangerous and spread disease so It’s important to always dispose of health care waste correctly.

You can dispose of “General Healthcare Medical Waste” in your regular garbage. Double bag and place these items in your regular garbage — never put home healthcare waste in your recycle bin!

Here are some examples of general healthcare medical waste:

  • Casts
  • IV bags and tubing
  • Tubing, filters, disposable towels & sheets
  • Sponges
  • Colostomy bags
  • Catheters
  • Disposable pads, gowns, gloves, masks, and aprons
  • Gastric and nasal tubes
  • Soiled dressing and incontinence products