Waste segregation and colour coding

In England and Wales the mixing of waste streams is prohibited by law, and is considered best practice in Scotland. To facilitate the correct management and segregation of healthcare waste we use the Department of Health Colour-coded Segregation System, which segregates waste on the basis of classification and suitability of treatment and disposal options. When segregating waste you must consider both the appropriate waste stream and the appropriate packaging.

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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.

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