Clinical Waste Disposal

What Is Clinical Waste?

Clinical waste is the term used to describe medical waste produced from healthcare and similar activities that may pose a risk of infection.

Clinical waste may contain:

  • human or animal tissue
  • blood or other body fluids
  • excretions
  • drugs or other pharmaceutical products
  • used swabs or dressings
  • used syringes, needles or other sharp instruments

Clinical waste also includes any other waste that could pose a risk of infection and may be produced by:

  • medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or similar practices
  • investigation, treatment, care, teaching or research
  • collecting blood for transfusion.

Clinical waste can be a health risk to anyone who comes into contact with it. It can be treated to be made safe.

If you produce store or transport most types of clinical waste you must comply with the hazardous/special waste regulations.

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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