Trace Chemotherapy waste includes:
Expired drugs and aborted dosages
Contaminated personal protective equipment (PPE) and other materials.
Trace Chemo waste are vials that have less than 3% of the original volume. This waste is segregated from the “Red Bag” waste into Yellow Chemo Containers and is disposed of through incineration.
Items collected include:
P-Listed Chemotherapy agents
Gowns (that have been used during infusions)
Any PPE or other materials used during infusions that are not visibly contaminated.
Generators Responsible for the Packaging of Trace Chemo Waste
- All the above listed items need to be placed into a Yellow Trace Container that is properly labeled and marked.
- All containers should be visually inspected that there is no damage to the containers.
- When containers reach the fill line, they must be closed and sealed by the generator.
- Sealed container can then be moved to your storage locker for this waste stream (behind locked and labeled door).
DO NOT PLACE CHEMOTHERAPY PHARMACEUTICALS IN THIS BIN TYPE
*CHEMOTHERAPY PHARMACEUTICAL WASTE GOES INTO THE RCRA BLACK BIN.