The Daniels Difference


  • We provide biomedical waste containers designed by clinicians for clinicians! 
  • All containers sanitised through a world-leading robotic washing / decontamination process. 
  • It is our drivers and our trucks that will service your facility, no third party hauler risk
  • We are up front with our costs and transparent with our contracts 
  • Scheduling that supports your practice – you pay only for what you need
  • Eliminate disposal-related needlestick injuries with our advanced sharps safety systems 
  • Eliminate the purchase, disposal costs and landfill of one-time-use disposable containers


  • Biomedical Waste Services 
  • Biomedical Sharps Services 
  • Pharmaceutical Waste Services 
  • Hazardous Waste Services 
  • Onsite and online compliance and education


Biomedical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Nova Scotia


Located on the eastern coast of Canada, the province of Nova Scotia is almost entirely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. This island-like region shares a small border with New Brunswick, where the famous tides of the Bay of Fundy wax and wane throughout the day. With a modest population of 940,000, residents are only 60km from the sea at any given point!


Nova Scotia, Latin for New Scotland, is one of the four founding provinces to join the confederation with Canada is 1867. In fact, on the southernmost tip of the Halifax Peninsula, there is a small park known as Point Pleasant that still belongs to Great Britain! Back when Canada was still under British control, the crown leased this land to the Nova Scotia government for 999 years; the contract remains intact so long as the Canadian government pay a ceremonial fee of 1 shilling per year!

Halifax, the capital city, is an international seaport vital to the region’s economy. Second only to Sydney Australia, it is home to one of the largest ice-free natural harbours in the world. One major perk of living near a natural seaport is the abundance of ridiculously fresh seafood! Nearly all restaurants in Nova Scotia will have some delicious version of lobster, Atlantic salmon, and Digby scallops on their menus. The metropolitan region of this charming coastal province is bursting with locally-owned shops, galleries, cafés, and pubs.

Since much of Nova Scotia’s infrastructure is dependent upon a clean and efficient harbour, the government is committed to sustainability initiatives to ensure Nova Scotians meet their obligations to protect their land. The Nova Scotia Environment Act, originally instituted in 1994, is a framework that companies, individuals, and governments must follow in order to help manage and protect Nova Scotia's environment. Hospital systems, in particular, have a duty of care when it comes to green outcomes. As industry experts in sustainable medical waste management practices, we at Daniels Health pride ourselves on our commitment to plastic and carbon footprint reduction in the healthcare sector.



Currently, Nova Scotians generate over 2 million kilograms of biomedical waste each year, most of which is plastic! The Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, created in 2007, aims to increase waste diversion to support a cleaner, greener and more environmentally sustainable province. Each year, Daniels Health eliminates over 900,000 kilograms of disposable sharps containers from landfill, making us the ultimate biomedical waste partner for Canadian healthcare facilities.

To ensure environmental and economic sustainability, effective onsite segregation is crucial! With proven infection risk minimisation, segregation efficiencies and environmental burden reduction, Daniels’ containers combat logistical challenges commonly associated with healthcare waste disposal, whilst keeping staff and patient safety the highest priority. Daniels’ waste stream evaluation tools will immediately determine the current waste routines (waste streams, volumes, costs and optimised segregation methodologies) and develop a range of competency development tools that will help improve waste segregation and identify more cost-effective recycling alternatives.




Benefits of Waste Optimisation:

  • Cost reduction through improved waste segregation and handling
  • Reduced labour cost through correct handling and reduced resource consumption in the handling of waste
  • Reduced injury risk and associated costs
  • Efficiencies gained through a system-wide uniform approach to Waste Stream Management
  • Community recognition as an industry leader in pollution prevention and waste reduction


Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in  Nova Scotia. 
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage biomedical and biohazardous waste disposal.


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Nova Scotia Province Resources & Requirements

Nova Scotia Environment

1894 Barrington Street

Halifax, NS B3J 2P8


Department of Health

1894 Barrington Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2A8


Biomedical Waste Classification

The Nova Scotia Guidelines for the Management of Biomedical Waste identifies the following healthcare related waste categories:

  • human anatomical waste (body parts or organs),
  • animal anatomical waste (carcasses, body parts, organs)
  • microbiology laboratory waste
  • non-anatomical waste
  • cytotoxic waste
  • sharps waste


Storage Requirements

Nova Scotia requirements mandate:

  • Biomedical wastes shall be packaged in bags that are impervious to moisture and resist tearing.
  • Anatomical waste must be stored at 4°C or lower
  • Storage areas must be identified as containing biomedical waste, with the biohazard symbol clearly displayed. 


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