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How is toxic waste handled by hospitals?

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15 Most Common Hazardous Waste Violations and Problems Found at Hospitals. Improper or lack of hazardous waste (HW) labeling (go to HW labeling). No or infrequent weekly inspections of HW storage/satellite areas (go to for inspections requirements). Open containers of HW (go to container sealing requirement). read more

In the old days it was usually burned on sight or even just thrown away in the local landfill. Now there are companies that haul away all the toxic waste in the Hospital and incinerate to a central location in a modern incinerator. read more

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