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Managing offensive/hygiene waste

This guidance has been written for managers of waste management operations that may come into contact with offensive/hygiene wastes. It sets out the principles of how to handle ‘offensive/hygiene’ wastes produced by healthcare (medical care) practices or healthcare workers in the community and those produced in the community from non-healthcare (personal care) sources and sets out controls measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of ill health caused by offensive/hygiene wastes found in the municipal waste/recycling stream.

View the managing offensive/hygiene waste guidance