The COVID-19 regulatory position statement (RPS) only applies to waste from cleaning people or places infected or potentially infected with COVID-19.
It allows this infectious or potentially infectious waste to be safely stored and treated at a healthcare waste management facility.
You usually need to have the waste code 15 02 02* listed on your permit to store or treat waste coded 15 02 02*. However, if you follow the conditions in this COVID-19 RPS, and your permit allows you to:
- store waste coded 18 01 03* you can also store waste coded 15 02 02*
- treat waste coded 18 01 03* you can also treat waste coded 15 02 02*