WasteSafe is licensed and permitted to provide a variety of pathological waste transport and disposal services. We offer scheduled and on-call pick-up services to properly remove your pathological waste.
Pathological waste is considered to be any identifiable human or animal body part, organs, or tissue. This waste is classified as biohazardous waste and may contain infectious components. State and federal regulations order that pathological waste must be separated from standard medical waste, and disposed of through incineration to achieve an unrecognizable state that complies with pathological waste disposal laws. WasteSafe will not only properly handle and dispose of your pathological waste, but we’ll also educate your employees on how to properly pack it for transfer.
Pathological waste is generated while performing surgery, an autopsy or any other medical procedure, such as gathering a specimen of body fluid. This waste also includes any material that may have been saturated in such bodily fluids and therefore requires special disposal. It’s worth noting that unless collected for identification of infectious diseases, pathological waste does not include fecal or urine, however.
Pathological Waste May Include the Following:
- Amputated tissues, organs and body parts
- Tissue samples collected for analysis
- Animal tissues, organs, body parts or carcasses used for research purposes
Who Generates Pathological Waste?
- Surgery facilities
- Cosmetic surgery clinics
- Veterinarian clinics
Handling of Pathological Waste
This waste is different than regular medical waste and must be separated accordingly; pathological material is considered radioactive waste, and therefore needs to be disposed of in a biohazard container lined with a red bag. WasteSafe will provide your facility or clinic with the necessary containers and collect any pathological waste accumulated from your facility. Legally, pathological waste must be disposed of by incineration; leave it to the WasteSafe specialists to guarantee disposal is carried out in a manner that complies with your local, state, and federal regulations.
Some pathological waste requires special handling: Some key factors pertaining to pathological waste collection:
- Pathological waste like organs, are often saturated/full of bodily fluids which may as a result, require double-bagging to deter the possibility of leakage.
- Pathological waste should be refrigerated immediately to stop premature decomposition and bad odor. We highly suggest that you arrange collection of this waste promptly.
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Scheduled Pick-up Services
Scheduled pick-up services are available for the collection of your pathological waste. You choose how often service is required based on your needs and schedule. Once determined, our representatives come to your clinic or facility to proceed with the collection. Our service solutions are completed quickly and timely to avoid unnecessary interruption. If you’ve decided on regular collection of your pathological waste, please contact us to get things started. As licensed personnel, our professionals are fully trained and experienced to handle the safe transportation and disposal of your pathological waste.
On-call Pick-up Services
Pathological waste should be collected quickly due to its nature. Schedule a one-time pick-up service for immediate removal of this waste, and keep your clinic free of leaks as well as unpleasant odors. Collection is as easy as contacting us with your request. Nobody wants to deal with compliance or safety concerns surrounding pathological waste; allow our team to assist you! We are proud to offer our clients’ on-demand service that can be requested 24/7.