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Waste Disposal Policy

Waste Disposal Policy 

All waste in the practice should be segregated into clinical and non-clinical waste –

  • Clinical waste is waste that is contaminated with blood, saliva or other body fluids and may prove hazardous to any person coming into contact with it
  • Clinical waste sacks must be no more than three-quarters full, have the air gently squeezed out to avoid bursting when handled by others, labelled and tied at the neck, not knotted
  • Sharps waste (needles and scalpel blades) must be sealed in UN type approved puncture-proof containers (to BS 7320), which must be labelled before disposal
  • Sharps containers should be disposed of when no more than two-thirds full
  • Clinical waste and sharps waste must be stored securely before collection for final disposal – usually by high temperature incineration
  • Clinical waste must only be collected for disposal by a registered waste carrier who holds a certificate of registration
  • When waste is collected for disposal, a transfer note must be completed and signed by both parties.  The transfer note provides the dentist with evidence that the waste will be disposed of in the correct manner
  • Repeated transfers of the same kind of waste between the same parties can be covered by one transfer note for up to one year but a copy must be kept for two years. 
  • Our Waste Disposal collector is Initial Medical Services.