The information for this section was obtained from Ian Fraser from Health and Safety.July, 1995. To review this section of the CEAR questionnaire Click Here.
Quantity: UW generates 2 tons of medical waste a year. Over the past five years this number has dropped by about 1/4.
Disposal: The medical waste is transported by Laidlaw Biomedical to a waste incinerator in Gananoque, Ontario. All the waste is incinerated.
Cost: It costs approximately $4,000.00 to dispose of UW's medical waste in a year. Over the past five years these figures have been increasing.
Medical Waste Reduction: UW has not initiated a medical waste reduction program because most of the medical waste is considered to be non-recyclable.
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