Definition of veterinary waste
According to the Act of 14 December 2012 on Waste, veterinary waste is waste generated in connection with research, treatment or provision of veterinary services, as well as in connection with scientific research and animal experiments. Veterinary waste is generated in connection with the activities of veterinary practices, animal clinics, laboratories and others.
Types of veterinary waste
In the table presenting the classification of veterinary waste, hazardous waste that poses a particular risk to human health and life and to the environment is marked with an asterisk.
|Waste code||Type of veterinary waste|
|18 02||wastes from diagnosis, treatment and veterinary prophylaxis|
|18 02 01||surgical instruments, syringes, needles and veneers|
|18 02 02*||infected pathogens, scalpels, syringes, syringes or their toxins, veneers and the like|
|18 02 03||Dressings, disposable gloves, linen, serviettes and disposable gowns|
|18 02 05*||chemicals, including chemical reagents, containing dangerous substances|
|18 02 06||chemicals and chemical reagents other than those mentioned in 18 02 05|
|18 02 07*||cytotoxic and cytostatic anticancer drugs|
|18 02 08||Outdated medicines and other than those mentioned in 18 02 07|
Table has been prepared on the basis of information from the Ministry of the Environment.