Having an appropriate dentistry waste management system in place is crucial for all dentists.
Dentistry waste must be disposed of in a correct and safe manner, to ensure that waste disposal is fully compliant with the relevant laws on clinical and hazardous waste. If you are unsure what the regulations require of waste management mean for your business, contact us today for free advice and assistance. we offer low cost dental waste collections in all areas of the UK 0800 211 8390
Dental Waste Management
We can provide your business with advice and assistance, along with the correct bins and containers for waste management in dentistry, uniquely designed to meet the individual needs of your business.
Dental Sharps Disposal
Whether your dentist is small or large, public or private, we can provide waste management in dentistry services to meet the requirements of your business. Our professional waste management services provide collection and disposal services for the following types of common dentist waste:
- Amalgam Waste and Amalgam Sludge Drum
- Lead foils
- X-ray Fixer & Developer
- Precious Metals
- Pharmaceutical and Anaesthetics
- Dental Moulds
- Hard Dental Waste
A large amount of the waste that dentists produce must be treated differently from other types of waste. For example, sharps, pharmaceutical and anaesthetic waste must be handled and disposed of by a qualified and competent individual. These types of hazardous waste which occur in the dentistry setting must be managed appropriately so they do not cause unnecessary harm to human health, animals and the environment.
We can help your business to implement a fully functioning waste management in dentist system, which will ensure that any hazardous waste that you produce has been managed and disposed of correctly.
Dental Moulds Disposal
Not only will having efficient waste management in dentistry system in place ensure that you are fully compliant with the relevant laws, but it will also save your business money if your dentistry waste is recycled through our network of reprocessors.
Our expert waste services will ensure that your business has the appropriate storage containers for clinical and hazardous dentist waste and provide you with our reliable services to collect and dispose of dentistry waste in an appropriate manner.
Wherever you are based in the UK, we have a team of expert providers throughout the country, who will ensure that your business has efficient and effective waste management in dentistry system in place.
If you require further assistance and advice on waste management in dentistry, contact our knowledgeable advisors today. We are happy to answer any queries that you may have regarding your waste management, and we can also offer you a free quote on our services. So call us today on 0800 211 8390.
Common questions and answers about dental waste.
What are the classifications of dental waste?
Dental waste can be classified into two types of waste: clinical and amalgam.
Clinical waste includes human tissue, blood, swabs, dressings, sharp objects or other pharmaceutical products. Typically, this sort of waste can be hazardous and may be harmful to either the people in contact with the waste or the environment.
Amalgam waste is any other waste that may contain amalgam. This can be incredibly harmful to humans due to the presence of mercury, and will usually need to be placed inside a container with a mercury suppressant. Amalgam waste must always be handled and collected by a fully authorised and credible waste management company.
What is special waste in dentistry?
Special waste is waste that may cause contagion or infection. This type of waste is usually deemed to be hazardous and should only be collected and disposed of by an authorised company. The most obvious risk that may come from this sort of waste is the spread of infectious diseases such as HIV or TB.
What waste goes in a yellow bag?
Yellow bags are used for infectious waste and will contain items that need to be incinerated. This could include teeth, teeth with fillings, medicines and anaesthetics, used or unused syringes, as well as highly infectious waste such as infected blood. Yellow bags must only be used for high-risk waste and must be collected and disposed of on a frequent basis.
How do you dispose of lead aprons?
The first way you can dispose of a lead apron is by contacting a local recycling company. More often than not, scrap metal companies can take waste lead aprons and recycle them to create new lead aprons. If this isn’t an option, you can contact a hazardous waste handling company to pick-up the apron and dispose of it appropriately. Failing that, you can also bring the apron to a landfill, though depending on the apron’s toxicity this may not always be possible. The landfill is required to test the apron for its toxicity before accepting to dispose of it. If in doubt, contact the apron’s original manufacturer to seek further guidance or to check if they can offer a disposal service.