Clinical Waste Service
Our Clinical Waste Service means that we provide you with suitable containers for your clinical waste. We will then dispose of it for you on either a call-in basis or a pre-agreed schedule of service. Setting up an account with us is very quick and easy – it takes minutes and can all be done by telephone and email. We can have your bin delivered in 5 – 7 days. CheaperWaste has extensive experience in hazardous waste, clinical waste and offensive waste disposal, and we will always ensure that your environmental Duty of Care obligations are fulfilled. Our clinical waste removal comes in many forms, and how each type of waste is handled is clearly defined by regulations. Please call us now on 03301 242 535 (local rate call) if you have any questions.
“I’ve been a customer of CheaperWaste since I opened my tattoo parlour in 2011. We have to be careful about how we dispose of our needles and any blood contaminated wipes. CheaperWaste handles all that really efficiently and provides all the documentation I need. Great service.”
OWNER, INK Inc.
What Is Clinical Waste?
Special Clinical Waste
Any hazardous clinical waste produced in Scotland is controlled by the Special Waste Regulations 1996 and the Special Waste Amendment Regulations 2004. In Europe, wastes are defined by their European Waste Catalogue (EWC) Codes. EWC Codes are 6 digits long, with the first two digits defining the over-arching category of waste, the next two defining the sub-category, and the last two defining the precise waste stream. Clinical waste comes under the “18” codes, for example: “18 01 01” corresponds to healthcare waste (18), from humans (01), that is sharp and not infectious .
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, any part of clinical waste that contains an infectious element is termed ‘Hazardous Waste’.
Non-Hazardous Clinical Waste
Clinical waste that does not pose an infection danger and that does not include other materials that might make the waste hazardous (such as cytotoxics). The regulations require that a stringent risk assessment be carried out by a qualified professional to ensure that the clinical waste is truly non-hazardous.
Offensive waste is non-hazardous but still requires special labelling, storage and disposal. It is non-infectious waste that is unpleasant and may cause offence to those coming into contact with it.