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Clinical and Offensive Waste

Clinical Waste

Clinical waste is deemed as such by the Controlled Waste Regulations 2012 or by a medical professional such as a Doctor, Consultant or District Nurse.  This waste may be hazardous to any person coming into contact with it and therefore must be collected and disposed of appropriately.

Offensive Waste

Offensive Waste is non-clinical waste which can comprise of sanitary towels, nappies and incontinence pads (known collectively as sanpro waste) and other waste that is not hazardous (i.e. non-infectious). This waste is not considered hazardous when it originates from a healthy population.