Coventry is the 9th largest city in the UK in England, and as such numerous businesses require a safe and legal way to store and dispose of their clinical waste. These businesses include, but are not limited to:
• Treatment centres
• Care homes
• Beauty parlours
• Dental practices
• Veterinary surgeries
All of these businesses will (or should) have robust procedures in place to safely and legally store and dispose of clinical waste.
The World Health Organisation estimates that 15% of all clinical waste may be toxic, infectious or radioactive. Infections can spread quickly without effective control methods and procedures in place.
By working with us, you can have peace of mind in the knowledge that all your clinical waste is being legally and safely stored and disposed of. We will provide, free of charge, any bags or bins that you need, along with our expert knowledge and guidance.
When the time comes to collect your clinical waste, we are flexible and can arrange a time that is convenient for you. We know that every business has differing needs.
Each type of clinical waste needs to be stored and disposed of accurately and separately. We can guide you on the correct type, colour and size of bins or bags you will need.
You do not need to worry about managing your clinical waste, as we will provide all the bags and bins you need, free of charge. You only need to pay for your waste collection. Dealing with an experienced company like Divert means that you are free to concentrate on the needs of your business.
Contact us today so we can help you safely and legally dispose of your clinical waste.
Clinical waste is categorised into different types in order to ensure that each type is correctly stored and disposed of.
These categories are:
• Infectious clinical waste: this includes anything that is contaminated with bodily fluids or blood.
• Offensive clinical waste: this refers to items such as incontinence pads or nappies.
• Clinical sharps waste: this includes anything like needles, scalpels and syringes, or anything that has pierced the skin.
• Anatomical clinical waste: human or animal blood and tissue form this type of waste.
• Cytotoxic / Cytostatic waste: surplus or expired medicines, including the packaging, comes under this category, along with anything hazardous to human health.
We provide all the bags you will need to dispose of your clinical waste, including:
• Highly infectious clinical waste – yellow bag
• Clinical non-infectious waste – yellow and black bag
• Clinical infectious waste – orange bag
• Anatomical waste – red bag
• Cytotoxic and cytostatic waste – purple bag
See below some examples of the bins we provide, and why they are used:
• Sharps bins in Coventry
Sharps bins come in different colours so sharps clinical waste can be accurately categorised and stored. All our sharps bins are provided for free.
• Yellow-lidded sharps bins in Coventry
Any medical treatment centre, beauty parlour or veterinary surgery in Coventry will be likely to have a yellow-lidded sharps bin, as these are used to store items such as scalpels, needles and syringes, or anything that can pierce the skin.
• Orange-lidded sharps bins in Coventry
These bins are used to store any sharp waste that is non-medical and will be used by businesses such as beauty parlours and tattooists, as they are used to store needles for piercing. They can also be used for knives and stationery products that can be sharp, such as drawing pins or staples.
• Dental waste in Coventry
Any dentist will use a dental waste container to safely dispose of their clinical waste, such as our Dental Amalgam Waste White Clinical Waste Bin.
Infectious clinical waste includes PPE, gowns, bedding and bandages. This type of waste is further divided into two categories:
Highly infectious – this sort of waste is stored in yellow bags
Infectious – this sort of waste is stored in orange bags.
If you would like further guidance and information about legal requirements and regulations, you can visit our website here: https://www.divert.co.uk/clinical-waste-regulations-and-legal-requirements/ or contact us via https://www.divert.co.uk/contact/. Our expert and professional team will be happy to answer any questions you may have or provide guidance about the type of waste bags your business may need.