GP Surgeries

We provide a compliant, reliable and discreet waste collection and disposal service for busy GP surgeries and medical practices.

Stericycle is the trusted partner to tens of thousands of GP surgeries across the U.K.

Stericycle enables GP surgeries to maintain regulatory compliance by providing regulated medical waste management and compliance solutions that protect people and brands, promote health and well-being, and safeguard the environment.

At Stericycle, we appreciate the important role you play in the overall health and well-being of your patients including day-to-day care, diagnostic services, and health education, whether you are a physician, a registered nurse, a medical assistant, or an office manager. We also understand the effort it takes to handle the different regulated waste streams, while running an environment where your employees and facility are up-to-date with regulatory requirements.  

We customize our solutions for your needs, whether you are a local independent GP surgery office or part of a larger network of healthcare providers.

How we help

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!

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Recommended Waste Disposal Solutions for GP surgeries

Our solutions offer a variety of safe, secure, and compliant container options for the following types of waste generated in your facility. 

Sharps waste

Example sharps include:

  • hypodermic needles, syringes and syringe barrels
  • used medicine vials
  • scalpels, razors and razor blades
  • phials, pipettes, test tubes, broken glass

Infectious Waste Disposal

Example infectious wastes include:

  • contaminated dressings
  • disposable gowns and gloves
  • other contaminated PPE
  • contaminated bed roll

Offensive Waste

Example offensive waste includes:

  • disposable masks, aprons, gloves and overshoes
  • swabs and absorbent pads
  • bed roll

Chemical Waste

Example chemical wastes include:

  • photographic chemicals
  • disinfectant, detergent and steriliser
  • formaldehyde
  • x-ray solutions

Pharmaceutical Waste

Example pharmaceutical wastes include:

  • returned and out-of-date medicines
  • controlled drugs destruction kits
  • cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines 
  • vaccine bottles
  • empty injection bottles

Sharps waste

Example sharps include:

  • hypodermic needles, syringes and syringe barrels
  • used medicine vials
  • scalpels, razors and razor blades
  • phials, pipettes, test tubes, broken glass

Infectious Waste Disposal

Example infectious wastes include:

  • contaminated dressings
  • disposable gowns and gloves
  • other contaminated PPE
  • contaminated bed roll

Offensive Waste

Example offensive waste includes:

  • disposable masks, aprons, gloves and overshoes
  • swabs and absorbent pads
  • bed roll

Chemical Waste

Example chemical wastes include:

  • photographic chemicals
  • disinfectant, detergent and steriliser
  • formaldehyde
  • x-ray solutions

Pharmaceutical Waste

Example pharmaceutical wastes include:

  • returned and out-of-date medicines
  • controlled drugs destruction kits
  • cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines 
  • vaccine bottles
  • empty injection bottles

Put your trust in a leading UK specialist waste partner

All of our waste containers are UN approved and we have our own fleet of vehicles and dedicated waste disposal facilities - this means that we can offer you  compliant, fully trackable and auditable end-to-end specialist waste solutions that will help you protect your business, your employees and your clients.

Why we're the perfect partner for you

You segregate

Segregate and store each type of specialist waste separately from your general waste

We collect

Either on an agreed regular schedule or you can contact us for additional or ad-hoc collections.

We treat & dispose

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.