Soiled incontinence products such as children's nappies, diapers, inco-pads and empty stoma bags as well as disposable clothing, plaster casts and linin can all usually be consigned as offensive waste.
The majority of waste (other than general waste) that's generated in care environments such as residential care homes, nursing homes and children's day nurseries should be categorised as offensive waste; residual soft waste such as swabs, dressings and blood stained products are considerably more expensive to dispose of and should be consigned separately.
Pharmaceutical products such as medicines and prescribed drugs should be denatured prior to final disposal; we can provide denaturing kits in a variety of sizes to match your needs. Once denatured, the products should be placed in a rigid UN approved container, such as the one above, ready for collection.
Clinical waste is now categorised as hazardous waste or offensive waste.
A basic guide is that if the waste is likely to cause harm to anybody coming into contact with it then it's probably hazardous waste; but, if it's not potentially infectious yet still a bit grim (such as a bag of soiled nappies) then it's probably offensive waste.
It can be really tricky keeping on top of the ever changing waste legislations so if you're ever unsure how to categorise or consign your waste, we're always happy to advise you.Click here for a quote!
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