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Clinical Waste Management Liverpool

It is crucial for all businesses to properly manage clinical waste. All medical waste, including clinical wastes are subject to stringent regulations regarding their segregation, storage, and disposal. Here at Liverpool Waste, we provide safe and compliant storage of clinical waste, as well as industry-leading services for managing clinical waste. In turn, we offer our clients the support they need through our trusted consultants. Contact us on 01513 211 420.

What is Clinical Waste?

Clinical wastes can be any type of waste that may cause injury, infection, or offense, such as those resulting from medical, nursing, dental, pharmaceutical, skin penetration, or other clinical activities including those containing tissue from humans (other than hair, teeth, and nails). It is any waste that is made up entirely or partially of:

Syringes, needles, and other sharp equipment that, unless made safe, could be dangerous to anyone who comes into contact with them.

Pharmaceuticals (drugs and other pharmaceutical items)

Dressings or swabs

Tissue from humans or animals

Body fluids or blood

Any additional waste generated by medical, dental, pharmaceutical, or other healthcare practices

Who Produces Clinical Waste?

Clinical waste producers are those who produce or cause clinical waste. This category includes hospitals, medical practices, nursing homes, veterinary practices, and community healthcare systems. The Environmental Protection Act of 1990 imposes a “Duty of Care” on anyone who imports, produces, transports, keeps, or disposes of clinical waste to take all reasonable measures applicable to them in ensuring that clinical waste is managed properly and does not pose harm to those it may come into contact with.

It is also et in place to

Prevent anyone from dumping, burning, or collecting controlled waste without first obtaining an environmental permit or a waste management license.

Keep waste from escaping, or to retain it.

Transferred waste is only given to people who have been given permission to do so.

When waste is transported, proper documentation (such as a Duty of Care Waste Transfer Note or a Hazardous/Special Waste Consignment Note) describes the waste and other pertinent facts.

You should only hire a contractor who can provide you confirmation of adherence to the law. Failor to do so could see you be fined a limitless amount because that would be breaking the law. Liverpool Waste is fully licensed to dispose of clinical waste and is fully compliant with the law. 

How to Safely Dispose of Clinical Waste?

Clinical waste producers should use a color-coded waste segregation system to help identify and segregate waste, according to the Department of Health’s Safe Management of Healthcare Waste. It is hoped that by employing this approach as a best practice, standardization may be reached across the UK. Although the Waste Subgroup of the Sustainability Group, part of the Regional Estates Managers Group, has agreed on particular revisions that apply in Northern Ireland, the color-coded waste segregation guidance is also utilized as best practice in Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

The color-coded clinical waste management system is intended to make it easier for manufacturers and disposers to identify and handle the waste. A different colour is used to signify each type of waste. The colours used in segregation are listed below as a reference.

  • Yellow Lidded Bins – partially discharged sharps, such as those contaminated with medicines (that aren’t cytotoxic or cytostatic) and trash that must be incinerated.
  • Medicinal and pharmaceutical trash (not cytotoxic or cytostatic) in original or equivalent packaging for incineration is accepted in blue lidded bins.
  • Sharps, wipes, dressings, and gloves, for example, are contaminated with bodily fluids and should be disposed of in orange lidded bins.
  • Waste contaminated with cytostatic and cytotoxic medicinal medicines for combustion is placed in purple lidded bins.
  • Anatomical waste, such as identifiable body parts and the placenta, must be disposed of in a red lidded bin.

We depend on our clients observing the rules regarding clinical and chemical waste to be able to properly manage their clinical waste in return. When it comes to collecting and disposing of healthcare wastes and infectious wastes, we comply with all NHS and statutory requirements. Trust us to to properly manage your clinical waste.


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