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.
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All of our clinical 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.
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.
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
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.
Clinical waste must be separated at the point of origin according to which type of waste stream is relevant. You can find out how each wast stream is disposed of here.
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