UK HealthCare Waste

The University of Kentucky Hospital and Clinics generate specific types of waste which require special handling and disposal per local, state and federal regulations.  See below for a description of each types of waste, as well as the procedures for proper disposal.



Regulated Medical Waste

Regulated medical waste (RMW), also known as “biohazardous waste”, is waste that may be contaminated by blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials, thus posing a significant risk of transmitting infection. Find out more about what is considered RMW and its proper disposal.

Pharmaceutical Waste

Pharmaceutical waste includes expired, unused and contaminated pharmaceutical products, drugs, and vaccines that are no longer needed or useful. Discover more about UK’s pharmaceutical waste program and how to properly dispose of these wastes.

Clinical Lab Waste

Numerous chemicals used in laboratories must be managed for disposal and often requires management as hazardous waste. Learn more about such lab waste, their management, evaluation, and disposal here.