Definitions for "Medical Waste"
A legislative term for a type of waste which is neither biohazardous nor infectious, but which (to the uninformed observer) may appear to be biohazardous. Examples include autoclaved waste, waste generated by a biomedical laboratory which does NOT work with biohazardous materials.
waste sufficiently capable of causing infection during handling and disposal (e.g., blood-or saliva-soaked cotton rolls, extracted teeth, sharp items, surgically-removed hard- and soft-tissues) to merit special handling and disposal.
Medical waste is hazardous material that must be disposed of in biohazard containers. Special regulations and requirements control how this type of waste can be disposed. Never put medical waste in the normal trash receptacles.