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Clinical Waste.

We offer a national network of clinical waste services, processing all types of healthcare waste.

Handling healthcare waste safely and effectively has become an essential need for organisations because of the potential to infect or harm people or animals.

We are based in the West Midlands, near Birmingham, but offer a nationwide clinical waste disposal service.

Management of Clinical Waste is now subject to more stringent and rigorous regulations than ever before.  Delivery of this service is provided with complete reliability, with our expertise we ensure that you meet the legal obligations now required.

We work with a national network of clinical waste disposal facilities we can process all types of healthcare waste including orange, yellow and tiger bagged waste; sharps and pharmaceutical waste and other difficult to process waste streams.

Clinical waste – also referred to as “healthcare and medical waste” – requires correct identification, handling and disposal and all processes adopted by Waste Check operate in-line with the latest environmental and regulatory guidance, giving our customers peace-of-mind.

In current environment and to avoid the possibility of cross contamination it is essential that clinical waste be disposed of in an efficient manner.

40 litre or larger foot pedal operated bins containing a clinical waste sack with chemical treatment needs to be placed in the required locations throughout your premises and serviced at regular frequencies to suit individual needs. Monthly or bi monthly collections for normal usage, more frequently if necessary such as weekly or every fortnight. A larger bin can also be installed for busy locations to cater for additional sacks when the normal bin is full. 7 litre. sharps box containers or smaller if need be. Full containers taken for incineration where applicable or alternative treatment or even recycling in a licensed vehicle directly to a registered and appropriate disposal sites. If usage is minimal, one container can be left on site and collected possibly on a yearly, bi yearly or quarterly basis. Larger units are ideal to be placed around factories for Stanley knife blades which cannot be disposed of in normal waste.

Our range of clinical waste services include:

  • Full Range of Lockable Wheeled Units (from 240ltr to 1100ltr)
  • Sanitary Disposal Units
  • Sharps and Medical Units (Pharmaceutical Waste)
  • Dentist and Special Waste
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Free Surveys & Quotations
  • Tailored Collections to suit your needs

Find out more about our Clinical Waste services.

We provide a range of clinical waste services to local Councils, Prison Services, Police Forces, Laboratories, Hospitals, Clinics, Nursing Homes, Rest Homes, Dentists, Day Nurseries, Shopping Centres, Funeral Directors, Chiropodists, Vets and Tattoo Studios and many more.

Additional Information

All clinical waste handling and disposal procedures must comply with the following regulations:

  • The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (including the Duty of Care Regulations)
  • The Controlled Waste Regulations 2012
  • The Hazardous Waste Directive 2011
  • The Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations

The main legislation governing clinical waste disposal is The Environmental Protection Act 1990. This stipulates that all producers of waste have a Duty of Care to ensure the correct and proper management of waste is performed and states that it is unlawful to deposit, recover or dispose of controlled clinical waste without a waste management licence, or in a way that causes pollution of the environment or harm to human health.

The key principles of clinical waste regulations relate to the correct segregation, storage, disposal and documentation of waste.

The Environment Agency has imposed a legal requirement for waste producers to perform ‘pre-acceptance audits’ before their waste can be accepted and disposed of. This process audits all waste streams ensuring the correct classification of waste types is achieved.

The Safe Management of Healthcare Waste Memorandum (HTM 07-01) issued by the Department of Health provides guidance on the secure and legally compliant management of clinical waste.

The manual recommends that segregation of clinical waste occurs at the point of production utilising colour coded waste receptacles. The manual outlines a best practice waste segregation colour coding scheme for producers of waste to follow. This separation ensures clinical waste legislation is adhered to and waste is stored, transported, and disposed on in the correct manner.

If you are unsure about what you require please call us for a free site survey. Be assured that you will receive the most cost effective solutions yet fully comply with Health & Safety requirements. Duty of Care certificates will be left with every customer for both clinical waste and sharps box disposal.

To discuss your clinical waste requirements please give us a call on 01527 877500 or e-mail: waste@waste-check.co.uk or nat@waste-check.co.uk

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