Other solutions for your practice

  • Anatomical - Anatomical waste must be segregated separately from other healthcare waste.
  • 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 business.
  • GP practice compliance - We have been supporting GP practices with their training, recruitment, consultancy and compliance management needs for over 15 years.
  • Information protection - Information comes in many forms, not only paper documents and computer hard drives.

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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.

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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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.

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.