Our metals recycling service offers an environmentally friendly, cost saving alternative to incinerating single use metal instruments.
Typically, hospitals and medical facilities dispose of single-use metal instruments via high temperature incineration. While this sterilises the items, the charred remains are unsuitable for recycling and must be sent to landfill.
We have specially adapted our Bio Systems reusable 30.2L sharps containers, and added a white lid and appropriate labelling so that can be placed into areas with a high turnover of single use instruments.
Once the containers reach their ‘fill level ‘, they are transported to our treatment facility where they are weighed, scanned and tracked. They are then emptied by our state-of-the-art robotic system and cleaned by a thorough three-stage disinfection process.
The metals, once emptied from the containers, are then tipped into our clinical waste autoclave, on site. The autoclave has full validation and sign off to heat disinfect clinical waste comprising single use metal instruments, thus making them safe for recycling.
Finally, the disinfected containers are meticulously inspected, reassembled and then delivered back to your facility in a ready to use condition, for the cycle to continue.
- Up to 600 uses per metals container
- A recycled alternative to incineration – moving you up the waste hierarchy
- Signing of containers no longer required
- Ready to use system with no assembly required
- Cost benefits
- Reduces your carbon footprint
As part of our Sustainability Week at Stericycle, we caught up with our Environmental Manager, Elaine Casey to find out more about her key responsibilities and we asked her to share her top tips for working more sustainably.
In this blog instalment, Alan McIver discusses sustainability in waste management and provides an insight into some of the great work Stericycle is doing, as our first Sustainability Week draws to a close.
SRCL is much more than just a supplier to us…we have developed a strong partnership, working jointly on solving service issues and implementing innovative solutions.
Charles Joly, Environmental Waste & Sustainability Manager
Working with SRCL is a true partnership. By working together we are able to provide professional, efficient waste disposal, and ensure compliance with the latest waste legislation.
Phil Chaloner, Waste Management Co-ordinator