Andusia News

Posted on: 11th Jan 2021

Two New Clinical Waste Plants to Aid Disposal of Covid Waste

The New Year may not have started as we all imagined and hoped for, but with an additional vaccine and a roll out plan in place, maybe there is light at the end of the very long tunnel.

At an extremely challenging time for the NHS, and with two new clinical waste treatment plants coming online in the UK this year, Andusia are here to help to with the safe disposal of the increase in clinical waste.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson expects “tens of millions” of Covid-19 vaccinations to be given over the next 3 months. In December, the Pfizer-BioNTech jab was rolled out to priority groups such as care home residents, the over-80s, and healthcare workers. Just a month later and we are seeing the introduction of the new UK-made Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccination, which can be kept at normal fridge temperature unlike Pfizer’s -70C.

With millions being vaccinated each week, there comes a huge surge in sharps waste that needs to be disposed of effectively. Not to mention the clinical waste that comes from the increased Covid testing and patient hospital admissions we have seen.

Traditional energy from waste plants are not permitted or designed to dispose of dangerous and infectious waste. Such waste has to be incinerated at a much higher temperature of 1,110C.

Andusia are the sole supplier to a new clinical waste treatment plant in Worcestershire, Malvern, supplying 8,000 tonnes of hazardous and clinical waste per year. In addition, from Q3 they will also be sole suppliers to the largest clinical waste treatment plant built in the last 20 years in Stoke-on-Trent.

With our years of knowledge and expertise in the waste disposal industry Andusia can manage your waste in a safe and responsible manner offering you great peace of mind. We ensure waste is removed, transported and disposed of efficiently and compliantly.

You can find a list of EWC codes and the type of waste accepted at Malvern here on our website. To discuss your waste requirements, contact us today 01992 666257.