Clinical Hygiene

Clinical Hygiene

Waste Management Cross Infection Control for Clinics

 In any clinic be it a Dental, Veterinary, Tattoo, GP or Hospital, cross infection control is of big interest for the well-being of those employed to be there and the patients.  Standard cross infection control protocols are a legal matter too.

Cross Infection or Contamination Control is a very lengthy topic and there is so much to do and follow to ensure a safe environment. 


6 Things to Know about Clinical Waste Disposal

  •  Never touch the bin
  • Only handle the part of the bin liner outside of the bin
  • Never leave the bin open when not in use
  • Ensure bins are secure to prevent spillage
  • Always fill the bin no more than 2 thirds full before empting
  • Ensure a tight and securely fitted lid


There are two options available:

  • Pedal Bins
  • Sensor Bins

Either are fine but sensor bins are easier to operate and less likely to break.  It so happens that we sell sensor bins at sensorbin.co.uk!


Watch the SensorBin short Video presentation HERE



Offensive Waste – YELLOW & BLACK BIN BAG


Offensive/Hygiene waste which may be landfilled in permitted or licensed sites

  • Incontinence Waste
  • Nappy waste


Infectious Waste – ORANGE BIN BAG


May be treated to render it safe prior to disposal or alternatively it can be incinerated

  • Blood contaminated waste
  • Swabs
  • Wound dressings
Infectious Waste – YELLOW BIN BAG


Infectious waste that is only suitable for incineration


Domestic Waste – BLACK BIN BAG


Domestic waste that does NOT contain sharps, medicinal waste or infectious materials.  Perhaps for a reception area or waiting room.



 Please note:  None of the above applies to:

  • Pharmaceutical Waste
  • Methadone Waste
  • Anatomical Waste
  • Phlebotomy Sharps
  • Medical Sharps
  • Cytotoxic & Cytostatic Waste

All listed here requires special Sharp Bins.

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