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Acupuncture Needle Disposal

Acupuncture clinics produce various kinds of waste that the government classifies as hazardous or potentially infectious. Acupuncture waste such as needles, used swabs and dressings must all be disposed of in compliance with UK waste regulations as they could pose a serious health risk; or even lead to fines if it isn’t disposed of correctly.

We've been working with acupuncture specialists for years through providing them with safe and compliant waste receptacles, and arranging regular collections and servicing. No matter how large or small your practice may be, our service can help keep your business protected, and ensure that your acupuncture waste is managed in accordance with UK law.

Get a quick quote today or give us a call to find our more about our acupuncture needle disposal and waste management services.

  • Hazardous Waste Specialists
    We're experts in safely disposing of hazardous and infectious sharps waste
  • Flexible Service Options
    No matter the size your business we’ll tailor our service to your needs
  • Collections to Suit You
    We’ll arrange a schedule that's convenient for your collections
  • Legal Paperwork Included
    We provide waste declaration form and consignment note with each collection

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We're Experts in Acupuncture Waste

Acupuncture clinics produce various kinds of clinical and even hazardous waste every day during their normal operation. Our acupuncture waste management services cover all areas of acupuncture waste disposal, including:

  • Acupuncture needles, syringes and sharps
  • Containers and trays
  • Protective coverings and sheets
  • Sterilising agents 
  • Used swabs and dressings
  • And many others

No matter how much waste you have, we’ll provide you with as many reliable waste receptacles as you need to ensure that your business is compliant with UK waste regulations.

For more information about our acupuncture waste management services or the legal requirements for responsible waste disposal, look at the other tabs on this page or give us a call for a free quote today.

Since the government published the 2005 Hazardous Waste Regulations, all clinical waste sharps produced by acupuncture therapists must be disposed of within secure and correctly marked receptacles by law. Like any medical needle, the sharp implements used in Acupuncture therapy can cause damage to the environment or could pose a serious health risk to customers or staff if they are not disposed of properly.

UK Waste Regulations state that sharps like those used in acupuncture therapy must be disposed of in a BS7320, United Nations Standard 3291 container displaying a European Waste Catalogue (EWC) Code. If your business fails to dispose of hazardous waste in accordance with UK law then you could put your customers at risk and even face fines of up to £5000.

Keep your business protected, use our acupuncture waste collection service to ensure that your waste is handled responsibly and in full compliance with UK law.

As acupuncture clinics produce significant amounts of clinical waste, they are required by law to act with a duty of care when disposing of that waste. The core principles of the duty of care include segregating hazardous or potentially infectious waste from general waste, and ensuring that hazardous waste is provided to a responsible, professional waste carrier for disposal.

As well as following the duty of care, businesses are legally required to sign consignment notes every collection of hazardous waste complete with an Environmental Agency registration number and full details of what is being collected. Use our service and we will provide the legally required consignment notes and help get you registered with the Environmental Agency.

Use our acupuncture needle disposal and waste management services and we will provide all of the paperwork to legally dispose of your waste.

Our mission is to support businesses in every way that we can, and that means more than just offering our expert waste collection services. With years of experience in the industry, we also have a wealth of expertise and knowledge to share with businesses.

The web pages and resources below contain more information about UK waste regulations, acupuncture waste disposal and codes of professional practice:

British Acupuncture Council – Codes of Professional Conduct

British Acupuncture Council - Hazardous Waste Regulations

The Department of Health - Safe Management of Healthcare Waste

The Health and Safety Executive - Managing Offensive/Hygiene Waste Safely