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Limassol municipality says medical waste thrown out with rubbish

The Limassol municipality has expressed its concern over the fact that medical waste is routinely thrown away in rubbish bags, something which poses a health risk to rubbish collectors as well as the general public.

In an announcement, the Limassol Municipality stated that “this irresponsible action is strictly forbidden because it poses great risks for the staff collecting municipal waste and not only that, the same risks exist for the staff of the waste management unit in Pentakomo, where manual sorting takes place.”

Medical waste, the municipality added, needs special treatment, and all the medical and paramedical world knows that it should be delivered to a licensed unit. If patients themselves have medical waste they should keep it in a plastic box and deliver it to the hospital or doctor when they visit.

The Limassol municipality warned that in cases where it finds medical waste in the rubbish, it will not collect it and will take all appropriate measures to protect its personnel, including judicial measures.

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