When recycling and disposing of pharmaceutical waste, there are important legislations that need to be adhered to, to ensure public safety. We can advise on the best industrial waste shredders to ensure safety and confidentiality.

Medical waste generated by health care organisations can include materials such as: used needles and syringes, latex gloves, linens, controlled drugs and packaging, instruments and dressings.

This type of recycling is specialist and great care needs to be taken. Controlled drugs for example can be misused if they get into the wrong hands. There are many different materials involved from metal and rubber through to plastic and industrial medical waste shredders are able to recycle these mixed, hazardous materials with ease.

Why recycle medical waste?

Recycling medical waste can be very profitable as well as being a legal responsibility and should be explored where possible by all kinds of medical institutions. Bulk medical waste can be reduced with our industrial shredders, cutting storage space hugely and saving on disposal costs, while ensuring safety at all times.

The legislations that need to be adhered to with clinical waste include: The Environment Act 1990, The Controlled Waste Regulations 2012 and The Hazardous Waste Directive. For further information on disposing of pharmaceutical waste safely visit the HSE website here.

Organisations such as hospitals, GP surgeries, dental practices, nursing homes, zoos, research laboratories and veterinary practices should all dispose of pharmaceutical and chemical waste responsibly.

We are confident we can provide the necessary instructions and advice on how to handle medical waste and the machinery that will be appropriate.