Healthcare Waste

Healthcare Waste

Your waste products

Some wastes from healthcare (also called clinical waste) may prove hazardous to those that come into contact with them and are subject to stringent controls.

What do I do with all of the clinical waste?

You will produce a variety of waste, which must be segregated at source accompanied with the correct paperwork that can be followed to the point of destruction.

How is the waste segregated?

  • Hazardous waste (orange sacks) is waste whose collection and disposal is subject to special requirements to prevent infection.
  • Offensive waste (yellow tiger stripe) is waste whose collection and disposal is NOT subject to special requirements in order to prevent infection e.g dressings, plaster casts, linen, disposable clothing.
  • Sharps – A variety of sizes of sharps and pharmaceutical bins are available with collections on an as and when basis and are colour coded with current legislation for ease of segregation.
  • Cytotoxic and Cytostatic medicine bins are provided colour coded with current legislation for ease of segregation.
  • Denaturing kits in various sizes – A safe and reliable solution for the destruction and disposal of controlled drugs. For use with tablets, powders, liquids and ampoules. (It is recognised as the securest way to denature drugs to render them safe without value. It is quick and easy to use. Glass can be added too).
  • Controlled Drugs in a disposal kit is a highly convenient and cost-effective solution for denaturing controlled drugs, thereby rendering them harmless and without value. These kits are an effective and appropriate means of destroying drugs.
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Your plan for hazardous waste collection can be tailored to your business.

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Quality and Safety

All team members at Kernow Clinical have been trained to assist in waste collection.

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Encompassing All Clinical Waste Collection & Disposal

We offer extensive clinical waste collections for businesses in Cornwall & Devon.