Waste and Recycling
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SRCL is part of Stericycle and is the leading provider of clinical waste collection and disposal services in the UK and Ireland. SRCL are the UK`s leading healthcare waste services company specialising in protecting people and reducing risk. We work with local and national companies across the public and private sector to improve employee and customer safety, ensure legislative compliance and minimise the environmental impact of waste disposal. Our services include clinical waste collection and disposal; resource management strategies and hazardous waste management programmes. With an extensive UK network of transport and disposal facilities, we provide a range of services to NHS trusts, GPs, dentists, pharmaceutical manufacturers, private sector businesses; research companies and many more.
We are the UK and Ireland’s leading provider of healthcare waste and compliance services. Our Services are here to help you.
SRCL is part of Stericycle and officially became SRCL on 1 January 2008, but can trace our roots back to 1992 when we traded as Yorkshire Environmental Services. Following a change of ownership we became White Rose Environmental and then, in 2006, merged with Sterile Technologies Group.
We have continued to grow our business and provide services to a diverse group of customers within the public and private sector.
Throughout this growth period, we have continued to focus on our Customer 1ST principle – treating each customer as if they were our only customer.
Our waste-to-energy facilities produce electricity and steam for hospitals and local users nationwide. For more infomation contact us today.
We have a comprehensive infrastructure of over 20 Waste-to-Energy facilities, alternative treatment plants and waste transfer stations throughout the UK and Ireland.
With unrivalled coverage we can provide services promptly and efficiently wherever you are and with the minimum of miles covered. Technologies used include the latest heat disinfection units and high temperature incinerators, providing compliant disposal for all types of healthcare and many hazardous waste streams.
Our incinerators contribute to their local communities via electricity generation and steam production for hospital sites and municipal heating schemes – ensuring our processes are environmentally friendly.
The environment matters to us all - which is why we invest in new technologies and processes to minimise our carbon footprint.
At SRCL we are passionate about minimising the effects of waste and reducing our environmental impact. That’s why we work closely with customers, suppliers and independent consultants to develop new strategies for waste segregation and minimisation.
Our waste segregation procedures are developed in-line with the latest legislation to ensure our customers manage their waste streams in the most environmentally friendly manner. Using our BioTrack waste management system is just one way of helping customers segregate quickly and easily ensuring waste is categorised, transported and treated by the most appropriate means available.
Working closely with environmental regulators and new technology providers ensures our waste disposal operations are at the forefront of the industry.
Our hospital-based incinerators produce steam and electricity for their host sites and the waste flock from our alternative technology processes can be used as a fuel source for waste to energy power generators.
We comply fully with the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act. Our drivers are fully trained in waste handling and ADR by our dedicated in-house team.
With a fleet of over 200 specially developed collection vehicles we can service customers large and small across the UK and Ireland. We have over 20 strategic transport locations covering the Highlands of Scotland right down to the South East corner of England giving unrivalled national coverage.
For large volume waste collections, we utilise purpose designed, double-deck vehicles with a large volume carrying capacity. For small volume collections, or for customers with site restrictions, we operate a fleet of small vans making daily collections from customers throughout the UK.
All vehicles meet the rigorous ADR regulations and comply fully with the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act. Our drivers are fully trained in clinical waste handling and ADR by our dedicated in-house Driver Training Manager.
We invest considerable time and effort working with the leading regulatory bodies to ensure we remain at the forefront of the industry.
We take our commitment to compliance very seriously. Whether ensuring we provide our customers with the most up-to-date legislative advice available or ensuring their waste is transported and processed in the appropriate legal manner.
That’s why we invest considerable time and effort working with the leading regulatory bodies to ensure we remain at the forefront of the industry. With a national team of compliance professionals covering environmental permitting and compliance, health and safety, hazardous and radioactive wastes and carriage of dangerous goods, you can be sure your waste is in safe hands with SRCL.
Our BioTrack waste management system helps you segregate your waste better. Helping the environment and cutting your waste disposal costs.
BioTrack is our proprietary, healthcare waste management tool – providing customers with cradle-to-grave compliance at the click of a button.
Developed in-line with HTM 07-01: the Safe Management of Healthcare Waste, BioTrack uses scanning technology to record, track and document each waste movement. Customers simply tag their waste bins with a unique colour-coded, Biotrack tag containing all the relevant information to accurately identify the waste, its point of generation and the relevant properties for carriage by road and disposal.
The BioTrack tags are then scanned on collection and prior to disposal ensuring a complete waste audit trail. This powerful management information can then be used to generate waste profiles and drive comprehensive waste management improvements for our customers.
Environment, Health and Safety Policy
SRCL’s core business consists of the collection, treatment and disposal of healthcare and related wastes. Throughout this and all its other business activities SRCL is committed to continual improvement of its environmental and health and safety performance and to the prevention of pollution.
To this end, SRCL will:
- Promote an appreciation of the environment and a positive health and safety culture;
- Implement and maintain as an integral part of our business a documented business management system compliant with ISO 14001 and incorporating key aspects of health and safety management;
- Systematically identify and reduce, where it is practicable to do so, significant health and safety hazards and risks; and significant environmental aspects and impacts which arise from our processes and operations;
- Comply with all relevant environmental and health and safety legislation and other identified requirements, and conduct regular audits to monitor compliance;
- Periodically set, review and publish environmental and health and safety objectives and targets;
- Continually strive to improve our environmental, health and safety performance;
- Provide training on environmental, and health and safety issues;
- Provide sufficient resources to implement this policy and allow the company to meet its obligations;
- Communicate our policies and procedures to everyone working for or on behalf of SRCL;
- Make this policy document available to its customers and members of the public on request.
The ultimate responsibility for environmental and health and safety performance lies with the Managing Director, who will ensure that it is given equal priority with other major business objectives. Implementation of this policy is a line management responsibility at all levels together with participation of all employees. Staff are reminded that adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.
The policy will be revised and updated as necessary by the Head of ESH for SRCL.
The Company is fully committed to its Equal Opportunities Policy and will endeavour to ensure that no employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, ethnic origin, race, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, or any grounds of discrimination not prohibited by legislation, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.
The aim of the policy is to eliminate prejudice or bias in recruitment, training, career development and other employment matters so that individuals are treated only on the basis of their abilities and merits and according to the requirements of the job.
Employees and job applicants are required to supply information on their sex, ethnic origin, marital status and any disability. The Company guarantees that this information is used solely for the purpose of monitoring the effectiveness of the Equal Opportunities Policy.
It is the duty of all employees to accept their personal responsibility for the practical application of the Policy.
Any employee who harasses another employee on the grounds of sex, race, or disability will be subject to the Company’s disciplinary procedure and such harassment may be treated as gross misconduct (see also the Dignity at Work policy).
Recruitment and Selection
All staff engaged in the recruitment and selection procedures have specific responsibilities and must be aware of:
- The main points of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975; the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Code of Practice for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Promotion of Equality of Opportunity in Employment and the Disability Discrimination Act 1996 which is particularly concerned with the unlawful discrimination of disabled people.
- Their personal liability at law.
- The Company’s policy of ensuring that no employee or job applicant is rejected solely on the grounds of sex, race, age or disability.
Any employee or job applicant who believes he or she has received less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race or disability has recourse to the Company’s grievance procedure.
Needle & Syringe Disposal Services
If you find used needles and syringes on your premises then you could be compromising the health and safety of your staff, customers and members of the general public. Use Needle Clear to safely and legally disposal of unwanted needles, syringes and sharp objects from your premises and safeguard your legal Duty of Care. Each Needle Clear kit contains everything you need to safely deal with dangerous drug paraphernalia - one pack contains tweezers, ...
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Radioactive Waste Services
We are the UK's leading LLW and VLLW incineration specialists and can incinerate all beta and gamma radionuclides. We offer a cradle-to-grave service with all transport and disposal managed in-house at one of our RSA 93 authorised sites and have generous authorised disposal limits for solid and liquid wastes.
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