We provide the specialist waste solutions that ensure your dental practice waste is handled compliantly and efficiently to help protect your business, community and patients.
There are strict compliance requirements around hazardous and non-hazardous healthcare waste. It must be correctly segregated, appropriately labelled and packaged for transport, stored safely in a secure place and described accurately on all documentation. But we know that you didn’t choose a career in medicine to focus on the complexities of waste management - that’s our passion!
When you choose Stericycle, you are selecting a partner with the resources to work with and stand by you when things are easy and when they are hard so you can focus on what matters most – the health and well-being of the animals in your care and the safety of your employees.
Segregate and store each type of specialist waste separately from your general waste
Either on an agreed regular schedule or you can contact us for additional or ad-hoc collections.
All your waste is compliantly and securely processed, giving you peace of mind.
Compliant waste management is critical in the protection of people, the environment and our communities.
Poor waste management exposes employees, waste handlers and the community to infections, toxic effects and injuries. Such as air, water pollution, disease and needle stick injuries.
Failure to correctly segregate, store, transport and treat healthcare waste can result in pollution, prosecution, fines and bad publicity.
In England and Wales the mixing of waste streams is prohibited by law - the waste producer is legally required to correctly segregate, label, package and store their waste. In Scotland it is considered best practice.
The national colour-coded segregation system identifies and segregates waste on the basis of waste classification and suitability of treatment/disposal options.
When segregating waste you must consider both the appropriate waste stream (colour coding) and the appropriate packaging.
There are dental specific hazardous wastes that, if not disposed of properly, could cause harm to people and the environment.
Dental specific waste includes: