19 March 2020

Managing COVID-19 Waste

This week, the National Waste & Recycling Association’s (NWRA) Healthcare Waste Institute (HWI) published its latest document, COVID-2019 FAQs, to address safe handling of waste during the COVID-19 outbreak. The document aims to provide answers and guidance to commonly asked questions from NWRA member companies that do not routinely collect or process regulated medical waste. Notably, waste from homes where a patient has tested positive for COVID-19 can be managed as they would for the flu. No special precautions are necessary.

On Thursday, March 19, NWRA is pleased to be joined by Selin Hoboy, Stericycle, Inc. vice president, government affairs and compliance, to discuss Managing COVID-19 Waste. Hoboy is responsible for managing legislative and regulatory affairs and has been working with Stericycle operations since 2000. She is responsible for working on legislative and regulatory initiatives related to all regulatory matters at the federal level as well as state and local matters. Additionally, she oversees all permitting compliance for the company globally. Hoboy formerly served as chair of the Healthcare Waste Institute and has been actively involved since 2009. She provided critical support to federal, state and local authorities during the Ebola situation for the proper management of regulated medical wastes and currently sits on two Ebola training advisory boards.

This webinar is open to both members and non-members at no cost!

Listen to a recording of the webinar here.