Other specialist waste solutions for your dental practice

  • Anatomical - Anatomical waste must be segregated separately from other healthcare waste.
  • Radioactive - We have experience in managing LLW for both public and private sector organisations.
  • WEEE - We can help you manage your waste electric and electronic equipment in a safe, compliant and environmentally friendly way.
  • Sanitary facilities - We offer a safe, compliant and hassle-free sanitary facilities waste solution for your practice.
  • Single-use instrument recycling - We offer an environmentally friendly treatment & disposal solution as an alternative to landfill.
  • Information protection - We offer an environmentally friendly treatment & disposal solution as an alternative to landfill.

How we help

There are strict compliance requirements around dental and 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 dental care to focus on the complexities of waste management - that’s our passion!

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.

Support & Resources


What are the dangers of failing to dispose of waste correctly and promptly?

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.


Why do we segregate and colour code waste?

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.


What is specialist dental waste?

There are dental specific hazardous wastes that, if not disposed of properly, could cause harm to people and the environment.

Dental specific waste includes:

Amalgam capsules, removed fillings and sludge

Lead waste  

X-ray chemicals

Gypsum waste

Better specialist waste management starts here

Working in partnership with you, our waste management specialists will evaluate the products, services and frequencies most suitable for your facility to create the most valuable and cost effective solution for your practice.

Contact Us

Complete this NEW ENQUIRY form and one of our waste management specialists will contact you to discuss your specialist waste needs and provide a free quote.


If you are an EXISITING CUSTOMER please call 0333 240 4400 or email supportuk@stericycle.com to speak to one of our customer advisors.