Clinical Waste Disposal

How Do You Dispose of Clinical Waste?

Most clinical waste is produced by the healthcare sector, such as hospitals, GP surgeries, dental practices and nursing homes. In addition clinical waste can also come from zoological institutes, veterinary practices and research centres. Other producers of clinical waste and sharps waste include acupuncturists, tattooists and piercists. Please note that not all healthcare wastes are clinical wastes.

Clinical Waste Segregation

Clinical waste and non-clinical waste must be separated.

Organisations should assess each type of material for hazards before segregating, and disposing of it correctly.

The correct segregation of sharps waste in particular, demonstrates strong health and safety governance.

To support this, we can provide best practice training and guidance, along with a range of effective sharps containers. This helps minimise the risk of needle-stick injuries to staff and others.

Clinical waste must be tracked and records kept of when received and disposed of. Organisations will usually need to complete  a hazardous / special waste consignment.

Consumables and Containers

Organisations must also ensure that clinical waste is stored and transported in suitable containers, while regularly checking that storage containers are intact and that there is no risk of pollution.

We are able to supply a range of consumables and containers including wheelie bins with capacities ranging from 240lts up to 1100lts. Our wheeled bins comply with the highest international standards, including those required to meet infectious (clinical) waste.

Clinical Waste Disposal Processes

Clinical waste should be treated as hazardous / special waste as a clinical waste is hazardous/special waste with two exceptions:

  • medicines that are not cytotoxic or cytostatic
  • clinical wastes from municipal sources that are not associated with healthcare

The disposal of clinical and sharps waste is a specialist field, in which UKFMC possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are one of the country’s few waste management companies using rotoclave technology to sterilise clinical waste. We also provide a complete destruction service for your sharps waste.

A Fully Compliant Waste Disposal Service

Clinical Waste Disposal by UK Facilities Management and Consultancy provides you with the assurance that your clinical waste is handled, transported and treated in accordance with the Department of Health guide: HTM 07:01 Safe Management of Healthcare Waste, for peace of mind.

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