clinical waste

Welcome to the waste directory  - clinical waste

What is included?

Yes

Yes

No

No

  • other items

Waste hierarchy

What happens to this waste stream?

0% reused
0% recycled
24% recovered
1% incinerated
75% landfilled

Find out about our healthcare waste policy, legislation, definitions and code of practice.

Clinical waste waste stream

Clinical waste represents 20% of our total waste.

Where do I put it?

  • Solid waste (Hazard Group 1 or 2 & Class 1 or 2) appropriately pretreated via autoclave should be bagged and tagged.
    • Yellow waste stream
    • Orange waste stream

Who removes it?

  • Laboratory staff should take their waste to the bulk waste compound.

What happens to it then?

  • Yellow stream waste is sent for incineration and energy recovery (waste from Silwood Park is covered under a separate contract; this waste is incinerated without energy recovery).
  • Orange stream waste is sent for alternative treatment; the ultimate fate of this route is landfill.

How green is this waste stream?

  • The bins and carts are re-used.

What else can I do?

  • If the books are not in good condition then you could always tear the pages from the spines and recycle the pages in the paper stream.

Contacts

Roger Smith, Hazardous Waste Coordinator: 07590 250 550