Hospitals and health clinics produce a lot of medical waste and most of the larger medical facilities employ waste collection companies or large-scale waste management systems to deal with the growing influx of PPE and hazardous waste. Smaller hospitals and independent health clinics have budget constraints which don't always afford the luxury of a waste management infrastructure. This could be for several reasons such as their remote location or that they simply don't produce the volumes of medical waste required to make regular collections economically viable. This can present health issues in safely storing medical waste until the time of collection.
Installing a small to medium size incinerator to dispose of medical waste is an extremely cost-effective solution for small hospitals or clinics. Their compact size means they are fuel efficient and particularly suited for smaller sites or in more confined locations that don't require larger systems.
Our medical incinerators are simple to use and can be operated as required to deal with any volume of waste. They are suitable for disposing of anything from PPE through to pathological waste including surgical dressings, syringes, test vials, blood and all other medical waste. Each incorporates "clean air technology" meaning you can rest assured that they conform to the highest emission and environmental standards required.
Within the medical industry, we work off an average of 1.5 - 2.5kg of waste per bed per day at a hospital/clinic which is in line with medical guidelines and studies.
For example, a 50-bed hospital could produce around 125kg per day.
1 week = 875kg
1 month = 3,790kg
That equates to a staggering 45,500kg of waste per year!!
It is easy to see why even a small-scale operation can produce enormous volumes of waste over a relatively short period of time.
Get in touch with our experts to see how we can save you money and manage your medical waste more effectively