Clinical Waste Disposal
“I am proud to call Envirovue a partner in the service we provide. Over the past 12 months, Envirovue have proved to be professional with first-class customer service. Covering a wide range of waste streams, they are responsive and competitively priced. This company goes above and beyond the normal service levels to achieve the position of a partner we trust and rely on.”
MIKE, ALDERLY PARK BRUNTWOOD
Clinical waste is defined as waste that has the potential to cause infection or disease. It consists of organic matter from humans or animals or contaminated equipment, and is usually generated by healthcare, veterinary and research settings.
With more sectors adopting the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to Covid-19, increasingly, businesses of all types may need to consider clinical waste management.
It can be extremely harmful if not managed in the correct way, so it’s important you work with experts to identify and dispose of any clinical waste responsibly, and are fully compliant with regulations to guarantee safety.
What industries do we offer clinical waste disposal to?
We offer clinical waste disposal to any industry that generates potentially infectious waste, including:
- GP surgeries
- Dental practices
- Care homes
- Veterinary practices
Whatever your industry, get in touch to discuss the best solutions for your clinical waste.
Why choose Envirovue?
- We ensure compliance throughout.
- We regularly monitor prices to make sure you are getting the best deal.
- One contact for all of your sites, meaning reduced administrative costs.
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How to dispose of clinical waste?
Because clinical waste has the potential to harm those handling it, and the wider public, it’s absolutely essential that safety is prioritised. At Envirovue, we have the experience and know-how to ensure things are done properly.
Each type of clinical waste requires different processing methods, depending on the type and severity of the risks it poses. This means it’s important that all clinical waste is segregated at source to set it on the correct path to safe disposal at the appropriate facility.
Depending on the material, a wide range of methods can be used to eradicate harm, from high-temperature incineration and steam sterilisation to chemical denaturation.
At Envirovue, we’re passionate about using sustainable methods of disposal and avoiding landfill where possible. Due to the nature of clinical waste, this can be challenging, but we are committed to sterilising and recycling materials where it is fully safe to do so.
What are the different types of clinical waste?
Clinical waste can be anything that is potentially infectious and includes:
- Sharp objects, including needles, syringes and scalpels.
- Anatomical waste, such as organic matter and blood products.
- Infectious waste – anything that could be contaminated with bodily fluids or waste products, for example, swabs, bandages, disposable medical equipment.
- Radioactive material.
- Chemical waste that may fall under the Control of Substances Harmful to Health (COSHH).
- Pharmaceutical waste, such as unused medicines.
- Offensive waste is not harmful but is unpleasant for those handling it.
We will work with you to classify your waste if you’re unsure of its status, and support you to dispose of it correctly.
ALDERLY PARK , BRUNTWOOD
Alderley park is an expanding multi-purpose community, made up of diverse businesses, residences, leisure and retail facilities producing a huge range of waste types