Waste

Waste Management at RBCH

Waste Management Quiz

What type of bag is most commonly used at the Trust for clinical waste?

  • Tiger Bags
  • Yellow bags
  • Orange Bags
  • Green Bags
Tick the correct answer

From the list below, what type of items are not suitable to be disposed in orange bags alongside common clinical waste?

  • Anatomical Waste
  • Waste Contaminated with blood
  • Medicated IV's
  • Sharps

Clinical Waste Handling

From the list below, what type of items should be disposed in the common yellow lidded sharps bin?

  • Needles and syringes with needles
  • Scalpel blades
  • Single use scissors
  • Cytotoxic / cytostatic waste

What is the correct disposal route for empty medicine bottles?

Why does waste segregation matter?

  • Clinical waste - yellow
  • Clinical waste - orange
  • Confidential waste
  • Domestic waste - black bags
  • Mixed recycling
It is important to understand why waste segregation matters, as some waste streams cost a lot more in disposal for both the environment and our trust. See if you know the order of waste disposal costs in terms of money, from ranking the options below (highest to lowest).

Which of the following statements are correct for the disposal of IV bags?

  • Part full medicated IVs should be emptied to the sluice
  • Part full glucose and saline IVs should be emptied to the sluice
  • Medicated IVs (except cyto) should be disposed in the blue lidded container
  • Medicated IVs (except cyto) should be disposed in the orange bag

What is the correct disposal route for cytotoxic and/or cytostatic contaminated waste?

From the list below, what types of waste are not suitable for the black bag waste stream and should be separated for recycling or special treatment?

  • Batteries
  • Print cartridges, toners
  • Electronic and electrical items
  • Full or part full chemical containers

From the list below, what type of items are suitable for mixed recycling (clear bags)?

  • Cans and lids
  • Domestic glass (eg: coffee jar)
  • Domestic bottles (eg: milk bottle)
  • Paper towels