Professional Waste Management for the Healthcare Industry
When it comes to healthcare waste management, there are strict regulations and compliance in place. Healthcare waste must be segregated, labelled and packaged appropriately for storage and transport.
Utopia Waste provides specialist healthcare waste management services across the UK. Our client base includes hospitals, care homes, pharmaceutical companies, research labs and many more.
We have the expertise to handle all kinds of healthcare and medical wastes. Whether the waste is classified as general or hazardous, we can ensure safe and compliant disposal of the waste.
We understand that handling waste requirements can be time-consuming and complex and this is why we strive to offer customised services, making the entire waste management process as simple and convenient as possible.
Types of Waste Produced by the Healthcare Industry
Generally, many different types of wastes are produced as a result of carrying out healthcare activities. These include:
- Infectious waste such as swabs and tissues
- Sharps such as razors, needles, staples, wires, scalpels and broken glass
- Pathological waste such as human fluids, blood and animal carcasses
- Radioactive waste such as radiotherapy liquid
- Chemical wastes such as solvents and disinfectants
- Pharmaceuticals such as injections and vaccines
- Genotoxic waste such as medicines and drugs used in cancer treatment
Healthcare waste which includes waste generated by hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and other medical facilities can have a serious impact on human health and also on the environment. In general, the healthcare sector produces about 85% general waste and 15% hazardous waste.
Even waste that can pose a risk of infection from contamination or puncture can also be classified as medical waste. They must be handled using special methods to prevent them from posing a threat to human health and also to the environment if they are left exposed.
Since healthcare waste can be hazardous, healthcare providers need to adopt safe waste disposal methods.
How We Can Help?
We bring innovation in waste management and our customer service is second to none in the industry. We are committed to addressing the needs of our clients by offering a variety of secure bins and containers for clinical waste collection and transport.
At Utopia Waste, we understand that healthcare facilities are under the obligation to meet environmental targets while ensuring safe medical waste handling and disposal. We can help you do just that.
With our experience and expertise, we can offer a complete waste management solution for your facility. We can take care of healthcare waste as well as all the different kinds of waste and recycling needs you may have.
You can rely on us to be your reliable waste management partner because we have the equipment, resources, staff and expertise to get all waste matters sorted responsibly and compliantly.
When we work in partnership with your healthcare business, we will be able to evaluate the services and products that will be most suitable for your waste management requirements. We will devise cost-effective, environmentally sound and valuable solutions that will suit your needs in the best possible way.