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Clinical Waste and Sanitary items

Clinical waste disposal is highly regulated and this is essential due to potential risks, including transmitting of disease and infections. It is a legal requirement to dispose of waste streams such as this in the correct manner.

Similarly to clinical waste, it is a legal requirement for businesses to provide sanitary bins and then carry out compliant disposal.

We can assist in finding the best solution for your needs and always ensure total compliance.

What is clinical waste?

Infectious / Highly infectious waste – Waste that may contain infectious materials usually from a clinical setting and including bodily fluids

Offensive waste – Usually items such as nappies, wipes, gloves items contaminated with non-infectious biologicals

Cytotoxic waste – Items that include medicinal vials, patches, blister packs

Anatomical waste – Items that include blood bags, organs, body parts, usually from hospitals.

Dental Amalgam – Waste found in dental fillings or capsules or dated amalgam waste

Sharps – Needles, scalpels,  blades, sharp tools, etc found in many different settings.

Sanitary waste – Female and baby hygiene products

Why use Priority Waste?

  • Can plan your waste area for you
  • Assistance in educating your employees and providing training information on correct waste disposal
  • Fast response from your initial contact, followed by collection and provision of legal documentation
  • Guaranteed collection dates
  • Legal documentation provided and stored on your customer portal for ease of access
  • All waste streams can be managed sustainably and legally
  • Cost effective solutions
  • Waste Hierarchy always followed
  • Detailed monthly reporting structure for total waste management
  • Monthly invoices
  • Ad-hoc collections carried out within 8 working days
  • Emergency back-up for failed regular collections
  • National Coverage


  • Sanitary waste bins – For female and baby hygiene products
  • Clinical waste bags – 2 types, one for infectious and one for highly infectious
  • Theatre / Clinical waste Bins – Small bins to be kept in the areas of the bags and bags can be placed inside these
  • Offensive waste bags – To store offensive waste
  • Cytotoxic and Cytostatic waste bags – To store CT an CY Waste in,
  • Anatomical waste bags – For body parts, organs and blood bags
  • 660 / 1100 litre bins – To place larger amounts of the above waste bags in to – Bins would need to be provided for each waste type
  • Sharps bins – Available in varying sizes subject to requirements
  • Dental Amalgam bins – For dental fillings, capsules, and old amalgam stock

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Can I place some of my clinical waste in to general wate or can I just send some for deep burial landfill?

No, this waste type is regulated and audited. It would be illegal to place this type of waste in to the incorrect disposal facility. All waste must in general be incinerated and follow the governments strict guidelines.

Are covid test kits considered to be clinical? And do they need to be disposed if in the same way?

The disposal routes may be slightly different for these – Please contact us for more information about the specific test kits you need to dispose of.

Can you collect from multiple sites around the UK?

We can offer ad-hoc on-off collections and arrange ongoing regular waste services throughout the UK.

Do you provide paperwork that meets with current UK legislation?

Yes, we provide Waste Transfer notes and Hazardous Waste Consignment Notes subject to collection type. This information is permanently available for you to view and download on our customer portal.

How easy to access and use is your customer portal?

Extremely simple to use, we have recently carried out a survey (December 2022) on the ease of use and accessibility of our portal amongst over 2000 customers and we didn’t receive a single negative comment. The feedback received was a mix of 4 and 5 stars.

How do I arrange regular and ad-hoc collections?

Regular collections are arranged at the outset of your agreement and are logged on to our customer portal with a start and end date. You will then be able to view the agreed collection dates during the entire service. Ad-hoc collections can be arranged via our customer portal, email or the trusted way of phoning in to our customer services team who will then arrange the service quickly and efficiently.

We had great difficulty contacting our current/previous provider whenever there was an issue and had very long waiting times. We felt that we were not valued customers. How is your customer services rated?

Our fully trained customer services team are trained to handle any issues. We do not have extremely long waiting times and usually answer the phone within a few moments. We take great old-fashioned care in looking after our customers, and therefore we retain them. Try us and see.

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