As a veterinary professional running a busy practice, your primary goal is to provide animals with the highest level of care.

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As a veterinary professional running a busy practice, your primary goal is to provide animals with the highest level of care, ensuring they are back to full health in no time. Throughout the treatment process, you will produce large volumes of waste – from bagged clinical waste to sharps & pharmaceutical waste. It’s important you dispose of any veterinary waste in a safe and compliant manner.

Medicinal waste disposal is an important part of healthcare waste management within a veterinary practice. It should be incorporated into the scheme of work (known as the Pre-Acceptance Audit*) for healthcare waste management; the rules and requirements are relevant across the waste management requirements within the practice.

During July 2005, new Hazardous Waste Regulations came into force which mean that producers of more than 200kg of hazardous waste within England or Wales have to register with the Environment Agency. Many veterinary practices fall into this category.

  • The new Regulations require hazardous waste producers to, amongst other things:
  • Classify hazardous waste and dispose of it correct
  • Notify (register) their premises to the Environment Agency
  • Fill in consignment notes with a premises code, consignment code and hazardous waste codes

Problems arise when a waste disposal contractor deals with the waste in an illegal manner - either by taking it to an unregistered disposal site or by fly-tipping. In such cases, responsibility remains with the veterinary practice, as the waste producer, and they may be liable for prosecution.

Disposal of veterinary waste must be done properly to comply with UK regulations, protect your staff, and the environment. At Novus Environmental, we can provide the expert knowledge, right containers, collections, and disposal methods to ensure best practice with the management of all your vetinary waste.

As part of one of the UKs leading providers of clinical waste services to the veterinary industry, we have extensive experience with helping veterinary practices and referral hospitals improve levels of compliance, save money and be more sustainable.

We will work closely with you to take the stress and pain out of the waste disposal process. Our waste experts will work with you to develop a waste segregation & optimisation plan with the purpose of achieving the following:

  • Cost reduction
  • Reduction in hazardous waste volumes
  • Reduction in CO2 emissions through reuse, recycling & more sustainable waste processing methods
  • Diversion from landfill
  • Improved efficiency of the waste disposal process
  • Improved level of waste compliance
  • Reduction of waste related injuries

Novus are fully insured, compliant and accredited

At Novus Environmental, we guide the disposal of all waste types. With a thorough understanding of your needs, we deliver industry-leading solutions.

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