EnviroServ’s incineration business goes as far back as the late eighties. Through our incinerators, EnviroServ is able to offer the medical and related fields peace of mind that their waste is treated and destructed in accordance to governing legislation. There have been a number of incinerators operated by the company, with the new HOWDEN machine commissioned in 2011. It is located at Roodepoort, Gauteng. Buhle Waste, Compass, Seane Waste, Tshenolo Resources and Universal are just a few of EnviroServ’s customers. The facility operates in accordance with the country’s rules governing incinerators and has an Air Emission Licence and a Waste Management Licence.
Health Care Risk Waste (HCRW), also referred to as medical waste, is defined as: waste capable of producing any disease and includes but is not limited to the following:
(a) Chemical waste;
(f) Laboratory waste;
The above is as defined by DoH (May 2014)
The DEA on the other hand has in its DRAFT regulations (June 2012) the following:
'Health care risk waste' means the portion of the health care waste that is hazardous and including-
(a) laboratory waste;
(f) sanitary waste;
It includes any waste that is generated during diagnosis, treatment or immunisation of humans or animals, in research pertaining to this; in the manufacturing or testing of biological agents - including blood, blood products and contaminated blood products, cultures, pathological wastes, sharps, human and animal anatomical wastes and isolation wastes.
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