A veterinary clinic is a place where people go to treat their four-legged friends. From providing medicines to performing surgery, these clinics are a one-stop solution for all kinds of animal treatment.

However, in the process, veterinary clinics produce a good amount of waste that needs ethical disposal. Without which, this toxic waste not only can harm the environment but can also make people sick. That’s why the British Veterinary Association has chalked out a veterinary waste handling guidance for both hazardous and non-hazardous veterinary waste.

Today, in this blog, we’ll be discussing each and every aspect of veterinary waste disposal and how Trikon Clinical Waste Solutions (TCWS) is pushing boundaries in this space to achieve excellence. So, stay tuned till the end.

What is Veterinary Waste?

To put it in simple words, veterinary waste is the waste materials that are produced in the vet’s clinics. This waste can be anything from the below list:

  • Bandages and swabs
  • Needles, lancets & syringes
  • PPE Kits
  • Animal bedding & training pads
  • Expired medicines
  • Offensive wastes

Most of these wastes are classified as clinical waste and require special care while recycling. This is why hiring an expert waste management firm is always a good idea.

Different Types of Veterinary Waste Disposal

Veterinary wastes can be of a few different types and natures. Following are the common types of veterinary waste disposal practices we handle at TCWS.

Biohazardous Waste Disposal

When a material is contaminated with biofluids like blood or semen, it’s considered as biohazardous waste. Biohazard contaminated items must be kept in sealed containers before sending it for incineration. At Trikon, we use heated incinerations, autoclaving and microwave treatment for disposing of biohazards.

Sharps Disposal

Vet clinics often use sharps for vaccination and blood collection of animals. After usage, sharps must be segregated and kept in sharps bins. So, it becomes easier for the waste management team to carry the sharps and disintegrate them. Here in Trikon, we separate the metals from the plastic body of sharps and recycle both materials separately.

Offensive Waste Disposal

Offensive wastes are another type of vet waste that’s commonly found across all vet clinics. These wastes should be put in a leakage-proof container before handing them over to clinical waste management services.

Legal Obligations in Veterinary Waste Management

According to The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulation 2012, veterinary practices must obey the medical waste regulation norms. It’s the duty of the owner of a vet clinic to ensure all the appropriate steps are taken in getting rid of all the waste generated inside the facility.

The Hazardous Waste Regulation 2009 states that any kind of hazardous waste produced in any facility must be stored separately from other wastes. This regulation also advises business owners to take the help of professional waste disposal agencies for proper disposal of hazardous wastes.

How Can Trikon Clinical Waste Solutions Help You Out?

If you own a vet clinic, then Trikon brings you a unique opportunity to effectively take responsibility for veterinary waste disposal. We at Trikon leave no stones unturned to manage clinical wastes without harming our environment. Here are a few pointers on why we’re best at what we do.

  • TCWS complies with all sorts of rules and regulations regarding clinical waste disposal.
  • TCWS offers a one-stop solution for all kinds of healthcare waste, including veterinary waste.
  • TCWS not only takes out waste but also provides storage bins and bags.
  • TCWS only employs experts with proper training to minimise errors while handling threatening wastes.

Conclusion

Veterinary waste disposal is the responsibility of all vet clinic owners. To provide safe working conditions to their employees, vet owners must fulfil all the criteria of proper waste disposal. With Trikon, vet owners can now take a sigh of relief as we lift off the waste along with the responsibility of safe disposal. Get in touch with us today to get yourself a packaged deal that could transform your facility for a safer and environment-friendly future.

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