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Offensive Waste

The Controlled Waste Regulations 1992 defines ‘offensive waste’ – a type of clinical/ hazardous waste - as waste which is unpleasant and may offend the senses. Examples of offensive waste include:

  • Nappy wastesign

  • Incontinence pads

  • Sanitary hygiene waste

  • Protective garments and outer dressings that haven’t been contaminated with bodily fluids

  • Some wastes from tattoo businesses

  • Some dental waste

This type of waste is stored in bins or bags colour-coded yellow and black. The waste is usually incinerated or taken to a non-hazardous landfill site by a registered waste carrier.

Of course, as an organisation that generates offensive waste, you have a duty of care to ensure that this waste is categorised (according to the appropriate European Waste Catalogue (EWC) code), stored, removed and disposed of safely – and legally.

You can only meet these requirements if, in addition to all the other things you need to do, you employ a professional, competent, Environment Agency licenced waste collection company – such as Waste King – which can provide you with Duty of Care certification.

Waste Kingcan give you advice and guidance so that you can get the most reliable, efficient and cost-effective service when it comes to collecting and disposing all clinical/ hazardous and, indeed, any waste. So, contact us on:

Freephone: 0800 141 2778 or, from a mobile, call 01442 210034.

You can also email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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