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Safe management of healthcare waste, 2013


Department of Health

London, UK, DH


Gives practical advice to those involved in the management of healthcare waste and applies to all who come into contact with or manage it, providing a basis of common understanding for all parties including the public, all staff and third parties.

Document Number

Health Technical Memorandum 07-01

Document Status

This document is available from CIS

Document History

Published 20 March 2013. Supersedes Space for Health: Healthcare Environment 'Safe management of healthcare waste', which replaced HTM 07-01 Safe management of healthcare waste version 1.0. 2nd edition (2011). This guidance was produced and updated in partnership with Defra and the Department for Transport and with the full support and cooperation of the Regulators (Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive) and the devolved administrations.


Health buildings/hospitals, Healthcare, Pollution/waste disposal/contaminated land, Waste management

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