clinical waste

Welcome to the waste directory  - clinical waste

What is included?





  • 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.



 Ian Davison, Waste Assistant: + 44 (0)20 7594 5190