This category includes various products and materials collected in hospitals:
a) hazardous waste (eg catheters, disposable gloves, test tubes, disposable gowns, material for dressing, etc.)
b) lab hazardous waste as a result of the carrying out of research activities and bacteriological diagnostics (for example: land plates, contaminated culture, etc.).
c) cutting waste (for example: needles, syringes, scalpels, etc.).
d) unrecognizable organs and body parts
e) empty containers (for example: of medicines, of disinfectants, of vaccines, food, beverage and infusion solutions)
f) expired or unusable medicines, other cytotoxic and cytostatic
g) chemical waste substances
The most common destination of these types of waste is to be thermally destroyed insider dedicated plants (using autoclaves and incinerators).
The use of the two-shaft shredders is necessary for proceeding with the opening of the bags, while shredders with three and four shafts are used for processing the material in order to obtain the correct size for being treated inside the autoclave.