Solid Waste Management
How to Handle Household COVID-19 Waste
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that medical waste generated within households from COVID-19 patients can be managed in accordance with routine procedures for household generated medical waste and associated waste. Generally, this waste, if generated by a household, should be placed in a segregated lined container and disposed of with normal municipal solid waste. All regulated medical waste, including COVID-19 medical waste, generated from health care agencies are subject to Tennessee medical waste regulations.
The mission of the Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) is to protect, improve, and promote health and environmental quality through the responsive, effective oversight of waste management activities and the beneficial use of recovered materials.
Solid waste may be defined as any useless, unused, unwanted, or discarded materials. Hazardous waste, problem waste, toxic substances, and recyclables may be distinguished from other solid waste. DSWM has established focused programs to address each of these.
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This Page Last Updated: October 22, 2021 at 2:09 PM