Our expertise in healthcare waste management means that our clients can focus on caring for their patients and their businesses, knowing that their waste management is in experienced and safe hands.
“In 2013 the NHS spent over £86m on the disposal of clinical waste … double that of 2006. This figure is set to rise year on year as landfill becomes more expensive and this against a backdrop of an increasing requirement to be sustainable” Source CIWM
Reducing waste and its subsequent financial burden should be a key feature of any waste management campaign in the healthcare sector. Any solution should be sustainable and also take into account the growth of legislative burden. By working with our specialist partners we have developed a range of products and services that deliver against this important criteria. Our primary aim in the management of waste is to ensure that it is handled, treated and disposed of safely, cost effectively and in a manner that does not impact negatively on the environment.
Our service covers all aspects of the sector including: Hospitals, medical practices, first aid rooms in schools and workplace, dental practices, alternative practitioners, beauty salons, tattooists, private clinics nurseries, nursing and care homes as well as veterinary establishments and companies dealing with drug related litter.
Keeping up with legislative compliance and record keeping is a crucial factor in any waste management program but never more so than in the Healthcare sector. Our bespoke online management system “The Hub” has been especially designed to help our customers stay ahead of the game. Documentation like Hazardous Waste Consignment notes (HWCN), Waste transfer notes, waste carrier licences etc can all be easily accessed online 24/7.
Staff education and engagement is fast becoming one of the biggest challenges faced by employers with particular regard to waste segregation, which, is where cost savings and compliance can be lost or won. Having UKWSL as your waste partner brings the dual benefits of having a partner who understands these challenges and can help you with a solution. As a Wastesmart accredited company we are able to design and deliver staff training and education programs to suit your own individual needs. Our marketing experts are also on hand to help with pictorial signage (especially useful in work forces where English is not a first language) and visual prompts.