Not just one waste type

Not just one waste type

Clinical waste is a term that covers many different waste types, all with their own management, segregation, transport, treatment and disposal requirements. It is also known as healthcare risk waste.

Clinical waste types include:

  • Infectious - Infectious waste needs to be treated to reduce / eliminate the risks present. 
  • Anatomical - Anatomical waste must be segregated separately from other healthcare waste.
  • Sharps - Whether you are a small business or high volume premises, we offer safe and compliant collection and disposal services for all your sharps waste.
  • Pharmaceutical - We collect and dispose of all hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste.
  • Chemical - Chemical waste can be toxic, flammable, corrosive, reactive or a combination of these, so it is important to dispose of it properly.
  • Radioactive - We have experience in managing LLW for both public and private sector organisations.

Please refer to the relevant Stericycle Solution web page for more information.

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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.

FAQ's - Clinical Waste Disposal

What is clinical waste?

Clinical waste is any waste produced from healthcare and similar activities which may cause infection or prove hazardous to a person coming into contact with it. This includes waste generated from activities like nursing, veterinary, pharmaceutical, dental and chemical. 

How do you dispose of clinical waste?

Clinical waste must be segregated at the point of origin in order to ensure that it is disposed of correcttly, and different waste types are disposed or treated in different ways as follows: 

Blue Stream Waste:  high temperature incineration at a licensed facility

Orange Stream Waste: sent for disinfection by alternative treatment at a suitably authorised facility

Purple Stream Waste: high temperature incineration at a licensed facility

Yellow Stream Waste: sent for incineration at a licensed facility

Red Stream Waste: high temperature incineration at a licensed facility

 

What happens to clinical waste?

Clinical waste must be separated at the point of origin into the relevant waste stream, using the relevant bags or containers. Collections are made at regular scheduled intervals and disposed of in accordance with legal requirements. You can find out how clicincal waste is disposed of here.

Where do you dispose of clinical waste?

Clinical waste must be seperated at the point of origin according to what type of waste stream. You can find out how each wast stream is disposed of here.

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