CliniPower, in conjunction with our carefully selected collection partners, provide collection services for smaller producers of clinical and healthcare waste and can provide a range of colour coded containers and bags to suit the volumes and types of waste your business produces.
Clinical Waste is defined as any waste that consists wholly or partly of:
- Human or animal tissue
- Bloody or bodily fluids
- Drugs or other pharmaceutical products
- Swabs or dressings
- Syringes, needles or other sharp instruments which, unless rendered safe, may prove hazardous to any person coming into contact with it (see sharps section below).
Wastes arising from medical, nursing dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or similar practises, investigation, treatment, teaching or research are also classed as clinical waste. CliniPower can provide a wide range of containers and bags for the safe transport of all types of clinical waste.
The Health Technical Memorandum 07-01: Safe Management of Healthcare Waste sets out guidelines on the safe and legal disposal of sharps waste using a colour coded scheme as set out here.
We can provide a range of puncture proof containers, appropriately colour coded and labelled, along with wall mounting brackets if necessary for added safety in certain areas.
Offensive Waste (18-01-04)
Although it is non-hazardous, Offensive waste still requires compliant labelling, storage and disposal. Traditionally, the only economically viable outlet available for offensive waste has been landfill. Thanks to our revolutionary plant at Avonmouth, we are able to power our sterilisation equipment from the pyrolysis process, thus not using fossil fuels to generate the energy to treat this waste and enabling us to offer a zero landfill solution for offensive waste.