Clinical laboratories produce many different types of waste. Common sources are listed below, with links to detailed information about each topic. This list may not be inclusive of all types of waste generated at your facility. Each facility is responsible for evaluating and complying with all regulatory requirements for managing their wastes.
Clinical laboratories may also be interested in environmental sustainability topics, such as waste reduction and recycling, energy efficiency, green cleaning, and environmentally preferable purchasing. Resources are included on this page for your convenience.
Regulatory Waste Topics
Use these links to find out more about how to properly manage the following types of waste, which are commonly found in clinical laboratories: