The biomedical wastes are also source of infections.
Medical wastes are classified as infectious wastes and non-infectious waste. Most of the biomedical waste is toxic in nature.
Non-infectious waste: it is also called as offensive waste. It is not harmful and do not result in spread of any infection. Examples include: catheters, colostomy bags etc.
Infectious wastes: this is the waste that contain pathogens which spread diseases from one person to the other. This includes used dressings, swabs and other materials or equipment that have been in contact with infected patients or excreta. It also includes liquid waste such as faeces, urine, blood and other body secretions.