City Hygiene offers an extensive waste management services for vets and veterinary surgeries.  The table below is a guide to what kinds of waste products we can manage and the industry compliant methods by which this waste is safely disposed of.

Description of WasteProducts RequiredEWC CodeWaste CategoryMethod of DisplosalNotes
SharpsSharps Bin - Yellow lid18.01.09HazardousIncineration / alternative treatmentContaminated with medical residue such as local anaesthetic needles and other disposable instruments.
SharpsSharps bin Orange lid18.01.01Non HazardousIncineration / alternative treatmentNot contaminated with Pharmaceuticals or medicines such as sharps used for phlebotomy or any other blood sharps
Cytotoxic / static sharpsSharps Bin - purple lid18.01.08HazardousIncineration Contaminated with cytotoxic /static medicines such as cancer treatments, hormones and steroids.
Hazardous WasteOrange Bags18.01.03HazardousIncineration / alternative treatmentInfectious waste - soft waste including swabs, dressings, bandages and wipes / body fluids etc.
Offensive WasteTiger Bags18.01.04Non HazardousDeep LandfillNon infectious offensive waste such as sanitary waste, incontinence pads and Nappies. Non infectious swabs and dressings.
Sanitary WasteTiger Bags18.01.05Non HazardousDeep LandfillNon infectious offensive waste such as sanitary waste.
Pharmaceutical WasteSharps Bin - Blue lid18.01.09HazardousIncinerationOut of date and refused or returned drugs
Pharmaceutical WasteDoom kit or drug destruction kit18.01.09HazardousIncinerationControlled drugs i.e. Diazapam or Morphene which have to be denatured using a doom kit before being place in a pharmaceutical bin.
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Call City Hygiene today on 0115 9 007 311 to discuss your individual waste management requirements or to book an appointment with one of our consultants.