Internationally Standardized and Environmentally Friendly
MediWaste (Triad Limited) is a Bermuda-based and Bermudian owned company that specializes in the internationally compliant and best practice collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of biohazardous wastes (hereafter defined as “medical waste”) for facilities of all sizes. MediWaste uses two (2) incinerators (within their locally-based facility) that are specifically designed to dispose of medical waste.
On May 2nd 2022, MediWaste will take over medical waste collection and disposal service from the Department of Health and BHB respectively and thus all community generators (dentists, doctor offices, labs, clinics, veterinarian practices, tattoo parlors, pharmacies, barbers etc.) will have direct access to MediWaste services.
A reasonable fee schedule based on US pricing and adjusted for fuel costs for the transport and disposal of medical waste is being finalized. Community generators will have access to an online client portal that will have features such as real time and historic collection data, detailed billing and the ability to request ad hoc collections.
Medical waste requires special handling and disposal. Incorrect medical waste disposal presents a public health risk and can also directly and seriously injure general waste collection workers. Furthermore, disposal of medical waste erroneously within the general waste system can incur significant monetary fines and punitive damages to offending establishments and individuals. The different types of medical waste which SHOULD NOT be included with regular waste or recycling include:
Infectious Waste – Anything that’s infectious or contaminated
Biohazardous Waste & Sharps – PPE, sharps (waste such as needles, scalpels, broken glass and razors) or other forms of waste that have been contaminated with body fluid and microbiological cultures.
Pathological Waste – Human or animal tissue, body parts, blood and fluids.
Pharmaceutical Waste – Unused and expired drug or medicines, like creams, pills, antibiotics - including prescription and over-the-counter medications, veterinary medications, and nutritional supplements.
Genotoxic Waste – Cytotoxic drugs and other hazardous toxic waste that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or teratogenic.
Radioactive Waste – Any waste containing potentially radioactive materials
Chemical Waste – Liquid waste, typically from machines, batteries and disinfectants
In order to comply with Bermuda’s medical waste policy, community generators of medical waste are required to register with MediWaste. Registration can be completed online at www.mediwaste.bm/register. Registration will also ensure that generators will receive all critical updates and correspondence pertaining to establishing collection services.