The waste arising from medical sectors and other related areas such as nursing homes may prove hazardous to any human who comes into contact with them if not rendered safe and disposed of correctly.
In its simplest form clinical waste includes any waste from medical, pharmaceutical, dental or any other similar healthcare environments that have the potential to cause injury, infection or be deemed offensive waste. This is why clinical waste disposal and collection in London is very important when it comes to disposing of medical waste, which include:
Syringes, needles and other sharp objects
Swabs or dressings
Blood or bodily fluids
Human or animal tissue
Drugs or other pharmaceutical products
If you are looking for a professional clinical waste disposal service then UKDAR is the option for you. We have decades of experience in the field and our service is strengthened by our friendly team of waste removal experts. UKDAR can guide you on the correct disposal guidelines and we work tirelessly to provide our clients with compliant, sustainable and safe clinical waste disposal solutions in London.
Our clinical waste disposal service is competitive and cost effective while we work to an agreed upon schedule so that your waste collection and disposal is managed properly. We are flexible and offer either agreed upon regular scheduled pickups or ad-hoc collections and ensure that your waste is compliantly and securely processed which is very important.
Clinical waste management services are critical because correct clinical waste disposal has to follow stringent regulations regarding the segregations, storage and disposal of hazardous waste. It makes sense to engage the help of a clinical waste collection service to ensure that disposal is done systematically and with particular care.
You can hire a disposal service to conduct a site compliance audit to identify and categorise your waste and then use that to create a clinical waste collection and disposal service catered to you. It will help you segregate the different types of clinical waste from sharps disposal to pharmaceutical waste, chemical waste, offensive waste, dental waste and infectious waste.
Sharps waste –as the name suggests this includes any items with sharp points or edges that can cut or puncture skin and also cause infection. These should be disposed in specialist sharps bin collectors.
Pharmaceutical Waste – this includes expired, unused medicinal drugs as well as those no longer needed. They should be disposed of in their original packaging with liquids and solids disposed of in sperate bins.
Chemical Waste – as this type of waste can be toxic, flammable, corrosive, reactive or a combination of all it, is important that all chemical waste is stored in leak proof containers with screw caps. Waste containers should be kept properly closed at all times except when adding waste. You may be asked to wipe down the containers before a scheduled collection.
Offensive Waste – includes waste that has wholly or partial human or animal tissue, blood or bodily fluids and excrement and/or is contaminated with biologically active pharmaceutical agents. While it may not be infectious this waste can be unpleasant to anyone who comes into contact with it, which is why it must be separated from other types of waste and kept in yellow/black striped disposal bags.
Our affordable waste management helps businesses organise their disposals methodically while ensuring that the waste is recycled where possible or sent to designated disposal sites, so you have nothing to worry about. Do get in touch with us today to find out more details about our top quality clinical waste disposal and collection service.