Clinical waste is produced in healthcare activities and needs to be disposed of legally and safely.
“The definition of clinical waste is provided by the Controlled Waste Regulations (issued under the Environmental Protection Act) and in Northern Ireland by the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order.”
Clinical waste can be divided into three broad groups of materials:
- Any healthcare waste which poses a risk of infection (and therefore by definition possesses the hazardous property H9 Infectious);
- Certain healthcare wastes which pose a chemical hazard (for example one of H1 to H8, H10 to H15);
- Medicines and medicinally-contaminated waste containing a pharmaceutically-active agent.
Clinical waste must be ‘rendered safe’ to remove the risks that it poses. Albus Environmental collection and disposal service ensures you remain compliant with the latest regulations and above all helps protects your staff, patients and community from the risks involved with clinical waste.
All waste is managed by Albus Environmental and is collected through our fleet of vehicles with no sub-contractors or agency staff used.