Managing biomedical waste in Ontario: a regional approach

Hosp Top. Winter 1994;72(1):22-7. doi: 10.1080/00185868.1994.9948474.


The lack of landfill space, public perceptions, the escalating costs of disposal, and other factors have created a controversial environment for the disposal of healthcare waste. In the province of Ontario, a proposal has been made that aims to make Ontario self-sufficient in its management of healthcare waste through the use of regional incineration facilities. This article examines this proposal as well as other available options for Ontario's healthcare facilities.

MeSH terms

  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Facility Design and Construction*
  • Incineration*
  • Medical Waste Disposal / methods*
  • Ontario
  • Regional Health Planning
  • Technology


  • Medical Waste Disposal