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With our clinical waste management and clinical waste containers, we will be able to meet all your clinical waste demands. We provide cost-effective and dependable solutions to York businesses based on our expertise in handling healthcare waste. You can reach us at 01904 295 130 to discuss your requirements. 

We get a competitive advantage over the competition by offering a distinct value proposition focused on tailored customer service and execution. As an environmentally friendly service provider, we encourage the organizations with whom we collaborate to separate their clinical waste from other recyclables in order to avoid contamination and garbage filling landfills. If you’re looking for a unique and dedicated waste company to manage your clinical waste, we are here for you.

What is Clinical Waste?

Clinical waste can be generated in any type of healthcare service, including medical, pharmaceutical, dental, and nursing homes. Besides being potentially harmful to individuals and the environment, it can also pollute soil and water, and its appearance can be offensive as well. These products could include blood-soaked bandages, human tissue, adult diapers and pads, as well as other products.

Wastes can be classified based on their origin, such as infectious materials, sharps material, radioactive materials, chemical materials, cytotoxic materials and pharmaceutical materials. It is the law that hospitals, clinicians, and other healthcare providers have a plan in place to manage clinical waste as it can be hazardous. With the increase in clinical waste volume following the Covid-19 outbreak, there was also an increase in the need to manage clinical waste safely.

Different Kinds of Clinical Waste

According to the WHO, only a small proportion of clinical wastes are dangerous. A subsequent 85% consists of non-hazardous clinical waste. Nevertheless, extreme caution must be exercised. Below are the different classifications of clinical waste:

Cytotoxic waste: Waste items contaminated with toxic or cancer-causing medications or medications that cause cytotoxicity and/or cytostasis.

Infectious Waste: If a waste contains any viable microorganisms or their toxins, these can cause disease to be transmitted from one person to another and they’re called infectious waste. Infectious waste occurs when contaminated waste gets into the environment and causes disease.

Sharps waste: Biomedical waste described as sharps waste consists of used “sharps” such as instruments that puncture or lacerate the skin. Among them are scalpels, syringes, needles, and lancets.

Radioactive waste: Includes waste that results from nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. Radiation therapy implants, contaminated materials and syringes, and nuclear medicine waste are among examples of this category.

Chemical waste: includes liquid wastes such as batteries, disinfectants, and other machine and chemical wastes. It is only WHO that categorizes this type of waste as medical waste.

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Segregation (classifying wastes separately) and identification of waste are essential for minimizing waste in the health-care sector, and for managing it accordingly. The proper handling, treatment, and disposal of waste saves money while protecting public health. Ideally, producers should separate their waste at the point of generation, and they should maintain that separation in storage facilities to make for easier collection and transportation procedures.

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