Clinical Waste Discussion Forum

The Clinical Waste Discussion Forum offers a focal point to disseminate information about all aspects of clinical waste management, a soapbox to share views and opinion, and a place to exchange practical knowledge and promote best practice.  Post news items, discuss policy, ask a question of others, or offer an answer based upon your own knowledge and experience.

The Forum is free, independent, non-commercial and non-political. It is provided together with The Lighter Side as part of a free service by Blenkharn EnvironmentalIt is open to anyone interested in, involved with or affected by the management of clinical waste and other healthcare wastes, from generation to end-disposal. We hope to provide an interface between producers of clinical wastes, individuals, nursing and other special interest groups, other healthcare staff, equipment manufacturers, waste management companies, representatives of government and government agencies, and all others with an interest in these areas.

Clinical Waste Discussion Forum

Please be aware that some links in older Forum posts may now be inaccessible – although each link is checked for accuracy at the time of posting and updated if there are changes of which we have become aware, we have no control over remote sites and individual linked pages may have been modified or removed.

The many hundreds of archived Forum posts, in three volumes, have now been retired. Thanks to the incompetence of our previous web hosts we find ourselves no longer able to display older format .html files in this WordPress format.
If anyone has a wish to review those files, please contact We will be delighted to send them to you, or search for and send just the specific topics you are interested in.
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The information provided on this site is designed to support, not to replace, the relationship that exists between you and your professional advisers or any regulatory body