Clinical Waste Management for Hospitals Across the UK

Cliniwaste has been managing healthcare waste since 1997.

Our team has a wealth of industry experience, including training and educating hospital porters, nurses and doctors on the safe handling and management of their clinical wastes.

Our core values are to manage waste sustainably whilst working towards a net-zero carbon footprint. We pride ourselves as being valued partners with our clients, working collaboratively to minimise waste generation through education and training, whilst striving to manage all aspects of healthcare waste in line with industry best practices and legislative requirements.

Legislation surrounding healthcare waste is extensive.

Healthcare Trusts have an abundance of legislative statutory instruments that carry enormous legal burdens and penalties for breaches. As partners in the provision of clinical waste management, we have extensive knowledge of all the legislation in place and we stay on top of industry changes to ensure our practice remains fully compliant when amendments are made.

Some of the most notable legislative statutory instruments for the management of clinical waste in healthcare settings include:

The Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, and the Hazardous Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015;

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH) Regulations 2002

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods & Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009

The Environmental Protection Act 1990, and the amendments made in Part 2 and 3 of the same Act in 2018 for England and Wales

The Controlled Waste (England/Wales) Regulations 2012

Cliniwaste is constantly evolving.

As legislation constantly evolves, so does our service. Not only in line with legislative changes, but also by innovation. Operating as Waste Advisory Services (Scotland) Limited in 1997, in partnership with SERCO, we were the first to introduce colour-coding practices to ensure waste was properly segregated before collection. This would then allow it to be treated as it should be treated rather than grouped together for the one method of disposal, i.e., waste that could be treated alternatively was not sent to be incinerated.

That was long before publications such as the Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 07-01 were around, focusing on safe management practices of healthcare waste.

When your Trust is partnered with Cliniwaste, you’re partnering with industry veterans. Pioneers with a team of specialists in clinical waste management – an accumulated 80+ years experience across our team, each with senior management experience.