18 — Wastes from human or animal health care and/or related research (except kitchen and restaurant wastes not arising from immediate health care)

The specific waste streams for the industry you are seeking are listed below. Note that each waste is assigned a unique 6-digit code (L-Code). Wastes marked with an asterisk (*) after their L-Code should be treated as hazardous.

18 — Wastes from human or animal health care and/or related research (except kitchen and restaurant wastes not arising from immediate health care)

Code Waste
18 01
Wastes from natal care, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of disease in humans
18 01 01 sharps (except 18 01 03)
18 01 02 body parts and organs including blood bags and blood preserves (except 18 01 03)
18 01 03* wastes whose collection and disposal is subject to special requirements in order to prevent infection
18 01 04 wastes whose collection and disposal is not subject to special requirements in order to prevent infection (e.g. dressings, plaster casts, linen, disposable clothing, diapers, 'Controlled Waste' as defined in NZS 4304:2002 Management of Healthcare Waste)
18 01 06* chemicals consisting of or containing hazardous substances
18 01 07 chemicals other than those mentioned in 18 01 06
18 01 08* cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines
18 01 09 medicines other than those mentioned in 18 01 08
18 01 10* amalgam waste from dental care
18 02
Wastes from research, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of disease involving animals
18 02 01 sharps (except 18 02 02)
18 02 02* wastes whose collection and disposal is subject to special requirements in order to prevent infection
18 02 03 wastes whose collection and disposal is not subject to special requirements in order to prevent infection
18 02 05* chemicals consisting of or containing hazardous substances
18 02 06 chemicals other than those mentioned in 18 02 05
18 02 07* cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines
18 02 08 medicines other than those mentioned in 18 02 07

 

Reviewed:
24/07/15