In response to serious concerns about the management of biomedical wastes in British Columbia, the Deputy Ministers of Environment and Health formed a task force in October 1987 to investigate the situation and to recommend a broad biomedical waste system for the Province. Recommendations are made on the definition, classification, hazards and impacts of biomedical waste, as well as the role of non-governmental stakeholder activities. Recommendations were also made in reference to biomedical waste management technologies and practices; namely segregation, packaging and labelling, off-site transportation, the use of transfer stations and staging areas, central disposal, incineration and sanitary landfill/sewer disposal.
Ministry of Environment; Ministry of Health. 1989. Biomedical Wastes in British Columbia: Executive Summary and Summary of Recommendations to the Report of the British Columbia Task Force on Biomedical Waste Management. BC Ministry of Environment