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Full consignment note

Full consignment note

Don’t sweat the legal stuff – we provide paperwork with each collection

Amalgam waste removal

Amalgam waste removal

We can dispose of amalgam capsules, extractor and separator waste

Flexible service options

Flexible service options

Convenience is key; services are tailored to your dental practice's needs

Nationwide coverage

Nationwide coverage

Our fantastic help is available no matter where you are in the UK

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Dentist Waste Disposal

Your Dental Practice has specific waste disposal needs. At Direct365, we’re experienced in dealing with 300+ Dentists and can provide you with all necessary Waste Management services at the best price.

Unsanitary, hazardous or potentially harmful waste – such as dental sharps, teeth, dressings and amalgam products – must be disposed of with due care, in line with waste disposal laws. Avoid the fines, avoid the hassle and avoid the big price tag by choosing Direct365 – one of the UK's leading waste collection service providers.

We make staying compliant easy by providing you with legal paperwork, correct bins and collections to suit you. Let us support your business by keeping your costs down and call us for an instant quote.

Waste bags made of 97% recycled content

All our bags used to collect and dispose of offensive and clinical waste are made of a minimum of 97% recycled content.

Aim to see 95% of waste we dispose avoid landfill

We aim to see 95% of the waste we dispose avoid landfill, creating a more sustainable process for the waste we are responsible for.

Why Choose Direct365?

We're the go-to place for cost-effective Clinical Waste Management and can save you up to 30% on your existing contract. We pride ourselves on being UK waste experts and deliver all services with professionalism, reliability and convenience. Submit a query for a free quote today or call our dedicated in-house team on 0800 612 9688 for more information.

Our aim is simple; to ensure your waste is disposed of safely, legally and easily so that you can get on with the day-to-day of your business. Wherever you’re based, whatever industry you’re in and whatever size company you are, we’ll create a bespoke service to suit your needs.

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Types of Dental Waste

Dental practices produce all kinds of waste items from specialist tools and equipment to sterilising chemicals and used swabs. Our services cover the whole spectrum of dentist waste, but it is important to know that some dental waste is classified as hazardous by the government and must be disposed of in compliance with UK legislation.

Hazardous dental waste can include:

  • Amalgam Separators
  • Cleaners for X-ray Developer Systems
  • Expired Pharmaceuticals
  • Lead Foil
  • Needles and Sharps
  • Sterilisers and Disinfectants
  • Ultrasonic Cleaners
  • X-ray Fixer and Developer
  • And various other items

Hazardous waste can be harmful to the environment and dangerous to your staff and customers if it is not disposed of correctly.

Call us today for more information about how we can safely remove all of your dental waste in full accordance with UK law.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are EWC Codes and Legislation?

In 2005 the government released The Hazardous Waste Regulations which state that dentist waste including needles and amalgam items are classified as hazardous waste, requiring a European Waste Catalogue (EWC) code and proper storage. If your dental practice does not comply with the regulations when disposing of hazardous waste then you could put your customers and staff in danger, and even face fines of up to £5000 from the government.

We have years of experience in removing hazardous dental waste like amalgam and sharps, so you can be confident that your dentist waste is removed safely and in full compliance with all UK legislation.

Use our expert dental waste service to protect your business and rest assured that your waste is being handled in accordance with UK law.

Duty of Care and Consignment Notes

As dental practices produce significant quantities of hazardous waste, they are required by law to act with a duty of care when it comes to disposing of their waste. This means that hazardous waste must be segregated from non-hazardous waste and stored in correctly marked, secure containers.

Before hazardous waste can be transported anywhere, a consignment note must be completed with a European Waste Catalogue (EWC) Code in order for it to be legally removed. As part of our waste disposal service we will provide you with all the relevant paperwork required by law with every waste collection

Each consignment note will also require your business’ registration number from the Environmental Health Agency, but if you aren’t registered we can help with that too. Use our dental waste collection service and we can help get your dental office fully registered with the Environmental Agency to ensure that your waste collection runs smoothly and in compliance with UK law.

Dental Resources and More Info...

We are here to support dental practices not only through the range of professional waste removal services that we offer, but also by providing reliable, expert information and resources to dentists owners across the country.

More information about dental waste disposal and hazardous waste legislation can be found on the websites below:

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