Changes to clinical waste bags

Changes are coming to the clinical waste bags from Monday, 29th April.

The Trust is required to introduce a replacement for the yellow clinical waste bag system and will replace it with orange waste bag system.  This waste stream is still disposed of via incineration from our clinical waste management company but recognises that most healthcare clinical waste is not highly infectious. This waste stream is used across the whole of the NHS and is not aimed specifically at ambulance trusts.

Our Clinical Waste Drivers, Tadas and Mark, will be distributing the new large orange bags as a direct replacement for the yellow bags currently being used, and our Logistics team will only deliver the orange bags from now on.

All current yellow clinical waste bins will remain in use, as the waste collection round will NOT change as our waste management company will continue to collect our clinical waste as normal.         

This change will not only keep the Trust compliant, but also contribute towards the Cost Improvement Plan (CIP) target protecting our front-line services.

There will be posters and further updates available shortly.  If anyone has any concerns or issues, please do not hesitate to contact either Clive Radestock at or Shawn Watkins at

Published 15th April 2019


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