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Pharmaceutical Waste Management Leicester

Medical and pharmaceutical waste are regulated stringently. At Leicester Waste, we understand that pharmaceutical waste must be maintained safe, secure and all documentation must be accurate to ensure proper handling, segregation, labeling and transport. That is why we promise safe transportation and disposal of your pharmaceutical waste. Contact us today on 01163 400 740 to speak with one of our agents. 

All waste is processed in a safe and compliant way to give you a peace of mind. We’ll also offer safe disposal bins that do not risk the lives of your stuff.

What is Pharmaceutical Waste? 

The term ‘pharmaceutical waste’ is used to describe waste or waste products that contain medications that have expired, become unused, contaminated, damaged, or are no longer in use. Pharmaceutical waste can also be defined as any chemical or biological product medicine that is intended to be used to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, treat or prevent human, or other animal illness or injury. Like any other sector, it generates a fair amount of waste from the healthcare industry. They include bottles that are half-used, IV equipment, syringes and other waste. They contribute to pharmaceutical waste and require special treatment, so that it is not difficult to handle. 

Leicester Waste aims to ensure that when developing a waste plan you know what to consider. Whether you are a self-contained pharmacy or a pharmacy in the walls of a health facility, a clear plan must be drawn up. As experts in the area of waste management, we at Leicester Waste have been involved in education on segregation, collection and disposal for more than 30 years. 

Types of Pharmaceutical Waste

There are four types of medical waste; infectious, hazardous, radioactive, and general. Below is the difference between the four:

Infectious Waste: Basically, any waste that poses an infection risk to people is infectious waste. Tissue from humans and animals, blood-soaked bandages, surgical gloves, cultures, stocks, and swabs used to inoculate cultures are some examples. It is also possible to label infectious waste as pathological if it contains pathogens.

Hazardous waste: Hazardous waste is generally used to describe substances that can cause harm to humans. The contents may include chemicals (medical and industrial) and outdated medicines (needles, scalpels, lancets, etc.). It is important to handle hazardous materials with care and by a professional waste removal company. 

Radioactive waste: Nuclear drug treatments, cancer therapies and radioactive-isotope-using medical equipment are used to produce radioactive waste. Each pathological waste which also has radioactive contamination is usually treated as radioactive waste. Radiation encompasses a range of potential health risks and is only to be removed by a medical waste removal company in professional Maryland.

General Waste: The majority of medical waste falls into the general category and is no different than regular household or office waste. Paper, plastics, liquids, and anything else that doesn’t fit into the previous three categories are examples of general waste.

Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Leicester

The hazard posed to those who come into contact with pharmaceutical waste makes it particularly challenging to manage and process. As a result, waste that contains infectious agents must be treated to minimize or eliminate the associated risks. As a result, infectious waste costs more to treat and dispose of than any other medical waste, making waste separation for disposal important. Our experienced teams can provide you with advice and guidance on manners of handling, containment, transportation, and disposal of all pharmaceutical waste, including infectious waste. Do not hesitate to contact us for your pharmaceutical waste disposal needs.

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