Clinical waste disposal in London
If you are looking for a clinical waste disposal provider and are based in London then look no further than Divert. We can provide you with an efficient and reliable waste disposal solution.
London, the capital of England and the UK, with a population of over 9 million people, has thousands of businesses that have clinical waste disposal needs. There are over 130 hospitals in London. St George’s Hospital, in the heart of London, is the largest hospital with over 8,000 staff caring for 1 million patients a year. Alongside medical care, plenty of other businesses need clinical waste disposal including dental practices, vets, care homes and businesses in the beauty sector.
At Divert we will supply you with the correct sized and colour-coded bins and containers to store your clinical waste until we collect it at a time to suit your business.
We will provide you with all the advice and support you need to ensure all your clinical waste is separated and stored correctly. As clinical waste may cause infection as it can be hazardous, it’s important and a legal requirement that it is separated, stored and disposed of correctly.
Clinical waste collection in London
We guarantee our clinical waste collection services in London are professional and efficient. We create a waste collection schedule to fit your business needs as we know that every business is unique. By using Divert for your clinical waste collection needs, you can focus on running your business, whilst we focus on your waste collection and disposal.
Save time, effort and money by working with Divert for your clinical waste collection.
Any waste produced by your business that may cause infection if someone comes into contact with it must go into a clinical waste bag. Healthcare services produce this type of waste. Examples include bandages, dressings and swabs.
Different colour bags allow for the waste to be correctly separated and disposed of. Find out below what can go in each colour of bag:
Yellow clinical waste bags are used for infectious or potentially infectious clinical waste that may also have been contaminated with chemicals or pharmaceutical products.
Orange clinical waste bags are used for infectious or potentially infectious clinical waste that has not been contaminated with chemicals or pharmaceutical products. This type of waste is generally contaminated with blood/bodily fluids.
Black and yellow clinical waste bags (also referred to as tiger stripe bags) are used for non-hazardous, non-infectious waste. This type of waste cannot be put into the municipal waste stream.
You can find out more information in our Guide to Clinical Waste Bags.
This type of bin is used to safely and temporarily store sharps waste before it’s collected and disposed of. Sharps bins have lockable lids and are made from hard-wearing polypropylene so they are impact, leak and puncture-proof.
Sharps bins are available in a range of different sizes. They are colour coded to avoid cross-contamination.
You can find out more information in our Guide to Sharps Bins.
This can be defined as any waste that is unpleasant if someone comes into contact with it or non-infectious clinical waste. Whilst it is not harmful, it must be disposed of with care and correctly and separated from clinical and municipal waste if there is more than one bag full or 7kg worth. Black and yellow clinical waste bags (also referred to as tiger stripe bags) should be used. If less than one bag full or 7kg is produced, then the waste can be disposed of in mixed municipal waste, eg black bag waste.
Examples of offensive waste include
Swabs and dressings from people with no known infections
Any clinical waste MUST NOT go into general waste and must be contained in the correct colour clinical waste bag.
See more information in our Guide to Clinical Waste Bags.
Products and equipment used within dentistry can contain different hazardous substances, such as amalgam and mercury. Dental waste items include dental sharps, infectious waste, chemicals and pharmaceutical waste and offensive waste.
Of course, teeth are a regular part of dental waste and are considered hazardous waste. Any extracted teeth filled with amalgam must be separated. X-ray fixer and solution is also hazardous waste as it has a high silver content and again must be separated from other waste.