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Clinical Waste Incineration

Clinical Waste Incineration

At Grundon, our pioneering approach to environmentally friendly disposal options led us to building the UK’s first dedicated clinical waste incineration facility in 1990.

We have kept this innovative attitude as technology and legislation have progressed, and today our new, modern facility forms a key part of our integrated waste management structure. Our facility is suitable for disposing of your clinical waste generated by hospitals, doctors surgeries, dental practices, nursing homes, veterinary surgeries, research facilities, universities and educational institutions, as well as numerous other healthcare related producers.

What are the benefits of using the High Temperature Clinical Waste Incinerator?

Our high temperature incinerator is a safe, controlled and environmentally friendly route for your clinical waste. The facility, which processes thousands of tonnes of clinical waste per annum, operates under a strict environmental permit, independently of the Energy from Waste (EfW) facility with which it is co-located in Slough.

This method minimises your environmental impact, as it diverts waste from landfill. Heat produced via the incineration process passes through the boiler, creating steam which is exported to the EfW to power a steam turbine which generates green electricity. 

Our incinerator complements our Hydroclave facility at our nearby Maidenhead depot, especially as it is used to dispose of wastes that carry a higher risk that may be unsuitable for treatment through the Hydroclave. Furthermore, it also provides us with a reserved contingency capacity for any maintenance shut downs of either facility, ensuring that we can provide you with continuity of service.

How does the High Temperature Clinical Waste Incinerator work?

All waste is weighed on site to enable Grundon to provide customers with accurate date reporting. Waste is loaded into the primary combustion chamber were it is burnt for a minimum of six hours.

the next stage of the process is the secondary combustion chamber which reaches temperatures of 1,100°C to burn off pharmaceutical and chemical agents. The gases are then cleaned using the latest technology gas scrubbing system to ensure that emissions meet the most stringent standards set by the European Commission.

Our High Temperature Clinical Waste Incinerator offers a sustainable outlet for your clinical waste and is another excellent example of how Grundon can reduce the financial and environmental impacts of your waste, whilst ensuring that you remain fully compliant with all relevant legislation and regulations.

Speak to a member of our team about how Grundon can provide you with clinical waste collection and disposal as part of our total waste management service.

Email: clinical@grundon.com
Tel: 01628 501 591
Fax: 01628 828 297

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Email: clinical@grundon.com

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