Clinical waste collection

Clinical waste is clearly defined in regulation 1(2) of The Controlled Waste Regulations 1992 (SI1992/588) as meaning:

  • waste which unless rendered safe may prove hazardous to any person coming into contact with it i.e. any waste which consists wholly or partly of human or animal tissue, blood, other body fluids, excretion, drugs or other pharmaceutical products, swabs or dressings, or syringes, needles or other sharp instruments, being; and
  • any other waste arising from medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or similar practice, investigation treatment, care, teaching or research, or the collection of blood for transfusion, being waste which may cause infection to any person coming into contact with it.

Collectors and disposers of clinical waste can be found at Fast quotations for the collection of clinical waste can be attained from: or
Grate waste collection services are easy to find, getting them at the right price is another matter.

The market for waste disposal is very crowded at the moment so there will always be someone offering a service at a price they cannot sustain and hence you will get a poor service or have very expensive hidden costs. Alternatively there is no end of companies that will charge you too much for your collections. We advise you to find a national supplier, they have standard prices and are committed to abiding by the law hence you are not likely to find there waste bags on waste land or otherwise dumped illegally. They will also have a competitive rate card offering some of the lowest prices for disposing of your waste legally. You will get a professional service, they have too much to lose, if they give you anything less.

Protect Life – Waste service, will give you a quote and offer you a easy way to have your waste collected and disposed of.

Once you are aware of your legal responsibilities as regards the storage, collection and disposal of your waste. You will then need to find a waste carrier that can collect and dispose of your waste. When seeking out a good carrier always ask to see their licence which can be verified by the Environments Agency. Many reputable carriers display their licence on their website. If you do not take steps to see their licence and they dump your waste illegally you could still be liable for damages and fines associated.

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