Ensuring the safety of residents is crucial for any care home, and proper waste disposal is a critical part of achieving this. To comply with waste disposal legislation, the NHS has provided specific guidelines for care home waste disposal. These guidelines categorise care home waste into four categories: domestic waste, infectious waste, offensive waste, and cytotoxic or cytostatic waste.
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As care home waste generates domestic, infectious, offensive, and cytotoxic waste, it is essential to dispose of such waste using appropriate containers and bags. This helps to eliminate the possibility of cross-contamination and laceration or infection. It also helps your waste management partner to safely collect the waste from the care homes and transport it to the facility for further disposal treatment.
Care Homes serve a plethora of functions, including a home, a lounge, a hospital, etc. Therefore, the type of waste produced is rather diverse. Alongside general and food waste, the primary types of clinical waste produced by care homes include sanitary waste, pharmaceutical waste, sharps waste and dental waste. At TCW, our experts have extensive experience in managing all these types of waste and ensuring safety and hygiene at care homes.
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Disposal takes place typically through two common methods – autoclaving and incineration. If the waste is toxic and poses a major threat then incineration takes place through high temperatures, or else the process of autoclaving is followed.
Generally speaking, non-toxic waste is disposed of through prescribed treatment of recycling or autoclaving. However, if the waste is toxic, care homes have to follow UK laws and connect with the local council or contracted waste management company for disposal.
All wastes are harmful at some point. The non-toxic ones, although not dangerous to life, can certainly make a man sick, if not dealt with in the prescribed manner. If the care home disposes of toxic waste themselves, then they have to mandatorily follow UK law. Not following them eventually leads to huge fines and penalties.