The removal and disposal of waste is an important part in the running of any business.

Health care organisations, such as general practices, have a legal as well as moral duty to dispose of waste properly in accordance with the “duty of care” requirements imposed under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991.

This topic covers the key elements that such organisations will need to have in place in order to ensure compliance with the law and in order to maintain a safe and environmentally sustainable approach. Related information is included in the topics on Reducing Waste and Recycling, Personal Protective Equipment, Cleaning and Sharps.

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