Wisconsin's infectious waste regulations

Wis Med J. 1990 Jun;89(6):275-8.


The infectious waste handling and treatment rules and guidelines create a system where potentially infectious waste is carefully disposed of from the place where the waste is generated to the landfill where the waste in its disinfected form is finally deposited. Although many of the above-described regulations and guidelines regarding storage, collection and handling do apply, offices are exempt from the transportation licensing requirement if they generate less than 50 lbs a month. The DNR and DHSS retain the authority to enact emergency rules to correct problems of non-compliance.

MeSH terms

  • Communicable Diseases
  • Humans
  • Medical Waste*
  • Refuse Disposal*
  • Waste Products*
  • Wisconsin


  • Medical Waste
  • Waste Products