Medical Waste Disposal Southport
We take pride in providing professional and ethical service. Our service delivery standards are never compromised, ensuring that medical waste is disposed of in a cost-effective, cleaner, and safer manner. Whether you are a large hospital, a small medical practice, or an elderly care facility, we supply you with a cost-effective and dependable product. Our goal is to provide efficient and cost-effective medical waste solutions to our customers. Call us on 01704 360 170.
We understand having to worry about whether or not your medical waste is going to be handled by a company that is compliant. Our healthcare waste collection, transportation, and disposal services are cost-effective and legally compliant for all healthcare companies and businesses.
What Is Medical Waste?
It is waste that is generated by health-care facilities including hospitals, doctors’ offices, dentists’ offices, blood banks, and veterinary hospitals. It is also waste generated by medical research institutes and laboratories. Health care waste, also known as regulated medical waste, consists of blood, body fluids, or other potentially infectious elements that have been contaminated.
After medical waste washed up on several beaches in the 1980s, concern about the potential health hazards of medical wastes grew.
Proper Waste Management Practises Southport
To avoid spreading infectious diseases, it is important for healthcare waste management to be properly managed. When needles and other sharps and the rest of the medical waste are improperly disposed of, both the public and employees of the waste company are at risk. For example, discarded needles may expose waste employees to injuries and illnesses when waste containers break open or needles are accidentally transferred to recycling facilities.
Historically, medical waste was either incinerated or dumped in landfills. But, these methods were frowned upon as they were considered not environmentally friendly. It is common practice to burn waste in specially designed incinerators, but to prevent a detrimental effect on the environment, these facilities also have to include special filters to control emissions. Therefore, it is even more challenging for medical waste management services than for non-medical waste management services.
Fortunately, some better alternatives were discovered. The following are some potential alternatives to medical waste incineration:
- Microwave technologies;
- steam sterilization, such as autoclaving;
- electro pyrolysis;
- and chemical mechanical systems, to name a few.
Companies that deal with medical waste disposal must not only keep a particular fleet of trucks that are prepared to transport medical waste, but they must also have a highly trained personnel that is appropriately equipped for medical waste removal. Many people overlook the fact that medical waste removal can also include accident cleaning. Southport Waste is fully certified to handle medical waste which means we have highly trained personnel and our transportation fleets are just as fully equipped to handle medical waste.
Medical waste is typically treated in alternative ways to render it non-infectious, which makes it suitable for disposal as solid waste in landfills or incinerators.