Changes to clinical waste collections

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Changes to the way clinical waste is collected are being made as part of a system update. 

Clinical waste is now taken to either Clacton station or Barton Mills where it is stored and then collected once a week by the waste contractor. This gives greater flexibility and resilience in the waste collection process.

The next phase is to re-arrange routes to make them more efficient and to no longer transport waste to the Ipswich incinerator every day.

From Monday (25th September), the routes are planned to change. This may result in a prolonged time between collections for some sites and may result in bins becoming full before the new scheduled collection.

Please ensure only contaminated waste is deposited in the bagged yellow waste stream to minimise the Trust clinical waste output. Should a waste cart become 75 per cent full, report it to estates.waste@eastamb.nhs.uk and an ad-hoc collection can be arranged if required. This transitional issue will not exist after Friday, 20th October.

Due to a revision of the waste regulations we will no longer be leaving a waste consignment note at each station. All consignment notes left on station already have to be kept safe and available for three years from the signature date.

Published 21st September, 2017

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