Inclusions and Exclusions

This information is to be used as supporting documentation to ensure that Tradebe and you the customer are compliant. Please fill in as much information as possible, if you unsure do not hesitate to contact your Contract Manager for advice.

Waste Pre-Acceptance procedures apply to all clinical and offensive wastes arising from healthcare activities with the exception of those collected from domestic premises and care homes that do not provide nursing care.

In addition, they do not apply to clinical wastes or offensive wastes from non-healthcare activities (correctly classified under chapter 20 of the List of Wastes).

The primary purpose of these procedures is to identify the presence of the following in clinical waste streams from healthcare activities:

•         infectious waste;
•         non-hazardous wastes, for example municipal waste or offensive waste;
•         anatomical waste, other animal or human tissues, and blood products;
•         medicines and medicinally contaminated waste);
•         chemicals and chemically contaminated waste;
•         microbiological cultures and related laboratory wastes to which additional controls may apply;
•         mercury  and amalgam;
•         non-hazardous gypsum wastes (for example plaster casts) with specific landfill requirements.

 The audit data must be obtained and assessed before delivery of the first batch of waste from each medical practice and then at the following minimum frequencies:

•         every 12 months for each medical practice that produces five tonnes or more of clinical waste in any calendar year
•         every two years for each veterinary practice, dental practice, and laboratory that produces less than five tonnes of clinical waste in any calendar year,
•         every five years for other healthcare producers of clinical waste.

The audit data will be used as Pre-acceptance for all Tradebe disposal sites.

Should your disposal requirements change or you suspect there may have been a break down in your segregation system, you must contact us immediately. 
Waste will only be accepted by Tradebe if it conforms to the description supplied by you the customer in this document.
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