clinical waste disposal & collection
When dealing with clinical waste disposal (also known as medical waste disposal), you require specialised and professional services in waste management — including collection. The handling of these types of wastes and more specific waste types like COVID-19 waste, or dental waste, is regulated by law. Infringements can attract severe penalties. Ace Waste provides High Incineration facilities, which are comprised of an approved and environmentally sound disposal option. We meet stringent standards for Clinical, Cytotoxic, Sanitary, Sharps, and Pharmaceutical waste.
Ace Waste utilises the most specialised waste management services, in dealing with the collection and destruction of clinical waste.
The exact definition of Clinical waste, or what is considered medical waste, can differ slightly depending on where you are located. In Australia, we use the term ‘Clinical or Related waste’ which means “waste that has the potential to cause disease and constitutes human tissue waste, discarded sharps, laboratory waste and or is contaminated with chemicals, cytotoxic drugs, human body parts, pharmaceutical products or radioactive substances”.
Clinical waste includes the following: waste produced by medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, laboratory, pharmaceutical, podiatry, tattooing, body piercing, brothels, emergency services, blood banks, mortuary practices and other similar practices, and wastes generated in healthcare facilities or other facilities during the investigation or treatment of patients or research projects.
Cytotoxic waste refers to any material contaminated with residues or preparations that are toxic to cells. This type of waste is generally produced by medical and related industries. The harmful nature of these materials means that suitable and stringent safety precautions related to handling, storage, segregation, transport and disposal must be adhered to at all times. Legally, Cytotoxic waste must be incinerated by a licensed authority and all parties who come into contact with the material should be monitored regularly for compliance.
Amounts of (or traces of) Cytotoxic waste are typically found in (but are not limited to): syringes, vials and containers, needles and personal protective equipment.
The Pharmaceutical waste stream deals with drugs/medicines, vaccines, remedies of other pharmaceutical products (other than scheduled and dangerous goods). These items (and their by-products) may have expired, may no longer be required, or may have been recalled/overrun. This also includes the raw material generated during manufacture and any residual, spilt or broken materials of a pharmaceutical nature.
Examples of Pharmaceutical waste include vials and containers (full, partly empty or used), prescription medications (capsule or tablet), controlled drugs, ampoules, needles, connecting tubing and general pharmaceutical products.
As a type of Biomedical/Biohazardous waste, the categorisation of Sharps waste is a distinction under the umbrella term Clinical and Related waste; referring to any device or object used to puncture or lacerate the skin. It is possible for this type of waste to spread harmful blood-borne pathogens should contaminated sharps pierce the skin. The safe use and disposal of sharps requires sharps disposal training and sharps container disposal using specialised medical sharps disposal services, like what is provided at Ace Waste.
The types of medical materials that are commonly treated as sharps waste include needles, scalpels/blades and anything attached to them (such as syringes and injection devices). Glass items and sharp plastics that have been contaminated with biohazardous materials also fall into this category, as do many types of cutting implements used in a medical setting, such as razors or scissors.
Sanitary waste doesn’t just include hygiene products like used sanitary napkins and diapers. Waste that falls under this category also can relate to bandages, plasters, catheters and even hospital gowns. Plus, any other materials contaminated with blood and/or other types of bodily fluids and solids.
Forms of Sanitary waste commonly include human and animal produced waste, incontinence pads, nappies, condoms, catheter and stoma bags, soiled bedding from a non-infection source and nasal secretions.
Ace Waste Provides Innovative
Solutions For Your Waste Management Needs
Complete destruction of pathogens
We guarantee that all microorganisms and pathogens, present in any form of waste, will be completely destroyed by our high tech incineration process. Your regulatory compliance is assured and you make a wise decision for the environment.
30% of clinical waste is comprised of plastics
Don’t send your plastics to landfill where they will remain for years upon years without degrading. We have a far better solution. We incinerate your plastics, turning them into rich energy sources. This is also the cleanest solution overall.
No residue or trace
High-temperature thermal incineration leaves no trace, residue or pharmaceutical waste for landfill. Our low emission technology surpasses EPA environmental standards and produces 24 times less greenhouse gas emissions than treatment landfill operations.
Clean energy solution
High-temperature incineration converts biomedical waste into renewable energy sources. Rather than becoming problematic as landfill, waste is converted into a valuable and highly usable commodity in its new format as clean energy.
An ecologically sustainable alternative
Efficient biomedical waste management is a cornerstone of sustainable and ecologically-renewable business practice.
Transparent and trackable
Using our patented Ace Waste Live ™ Tracking System, you can track the transfer and disposal process of your waste in real-time. Know where and how your waste is being disposed of to give you more control over your business systems and reporting. It’s a far superior way of managing your waste.
Who We Service
- Healthcare Facilities
- Pharmaceutical Industries
- Commercial and Industrial Entities
- Beauty Clinics/Shops
- Tertiary Education Providers/Research Facilities
How Does it Work?
Contact Ace Waste
Call us or email us and one of our representatives will discuss your requirements and send through a quote.
Ace Waste Provides Waste Containers
Once an agreement has been finalised we will provide you with your required waste containers.
Service and Exchange
The frequency of our waste collection will depend on your individual needs and usage. We discuss this with you before we set up an optimised schedule to pick up your containers and provide you with replacement containers.
We load all your waste, including your containers, into our on-site primary chamber. Incinerated at temperatures between 1000° Celsius and 1150° Celsius, complete destruction of your waste is assured.