Medical Waste Services
Under Oregon state law, you cannot include potentially infectious medical waste in your regular garbage. To help customers dispose of waste materials properly, Pride Disposal & Recycling provides collection services for medical waste in our service areas.
Examples of Businesses that May Generate Medical Waste
- Medical Clinics
- Doctor’s Offices
- Vet Clinics
- Tattoo Shops
- Acupuncture Clinics
Regulated Medical Waste
Regulated medical waste must be contained inside a bag and then placed in plastic tubs for disposal. We will provide the necessary tubs and bags. Once full, close the bag by twisting and hand-tying the top of the bag into a single knot, leave the bag inside the bin, and then close lids of the tub.
Materials Allowed in Tubs
- Sharps containers (such as needles, lancets, and scalpel blades)
- Laboratory wastes
- Contaminated disposal material, equipment, and instruments
- Dialysis tubing and filters
- Blood, blood products, and other bodily fluids
Pathological Waste for Incineration
Pathological waste must be contained inside a bag and then placed into the approved box for disposal. We will provide the necessary boxes and bags. Once full, close the bag by twisting and hand-tying the top of the bag into a single knot, leave the bag inside the box, and then follow the instructions to close the lids of the box.
Materials Allowed in Boxes
- Pathological and animal waste
- Trace-contaminated chemotherapy waste*
*Chemotherapy waste must be labeled separately. Please contact us if you need to dispose of this waste.