For hospitals, dental practices and businesses which need to dispose of large quantities of human hygiene waste, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the regulations regarding the disposal of clinical waste. As clinical waste can often be classed as hazardous, the regulations regarding its disposal are complex. At Big Green, we provide the expert advice our clients need to ensure they dispose of their clinical waste safely and legally, helping them avoid unnecessary environmental damage and the threat of hefty penalties.
There are several pieces of legislation which stipulate how clinical waste should be handled by the businesses and organisations which produce it. These are:
- The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (including the Duty of Care Regulations)
- The Controlled Waste Regulations 2012
- The Hazardous Waste Directive 2011
- The Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations
In order to maintain a comprehensive understanding of the way these regulations affect the legal disposal of clinical waste, it is necessary to posses a degree of expertise in the field of clinical waste management and disposal. Clearly, it is unlikely that organisations such as dental practices and hospitals posses such expertise in house. Therefore, Big Green is here to provide the requisite expertise to our clients, ensuring that they know exactly how to store and dispose of the clinical waste they produce.
We are specialists in the field of clinical waste disposal and can offer you all the guidance you require to ensure that your waste disposal processes do not contravene UK law. Our experts can offer you guidance on:
- What constitutes clinical waste
- Regulatory requirements regarding the separation and storage of clinical waste
- Best practice recommendations
- Consignment notes
- Disposal of clinical waste
Clinical waste collection
In addition to the expert guidance we provide to our clients, we also provide the specialist services they need to ensure that their clinical waste is efficiently collected and disposed of. Our experienced collection teams work to ensure all of our clients’ clinical waste is safely transported and disposed of, in accordance with UK legislation. If you need a professional waste management service you can rely on to dispose of your clinical waste in an environmentally friendly manner, look no further than Big Green.
Though not automatically considered to be clinical waste, Sanpro waste can, in large quantities, be classed as clinical waste. If your commercial business or organisation has a requirement to dispose of large quantities of Sanpro waste, over one standard container of human hygiene waste over a usual collection interval, it is classed as clinical waste and must be treated as such. In such cases, Sanpro waste is subject to the same regulations as clinical waste and must be disposed of as part of a separate waste stream.
For advice on how to deal with large volumes of Sanpro waste, and for a free quote on our clinical waste collection and disposal services, do not hesitate to contact our specialist team today.