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August 2019

5 unexpected places you may find Initial medical waste bins and disposal services

Written by Bakang Kganyago
Medical Waste and Waste Disposal, Feminine Hygiene

Medical waste management and compliance isn’t an issue strictly found in hospitals and clinics. While it’s easy to make that assumption you’d be surprised to know that there are other businesses that need to comply with medical waste disposal practices to ensure the health and safety of their customers and employees. 
We take a look at 5 unexpected places you may find Initial medical waste bins and disposal services.

Veterinary Clinic:

This is probably the most obvious one on the list, however - like a hospital - the daily operation of veterinary clinics result in the production of medical waste which may carry disease-causing pathogens. The failure to use correct bins may result in the transmission of pathogens through contact and even inhalation.


Children get injured regularly, either through sports or merely playing outside. You’ll find that most schools have a sickbay or nurses office to cater to that, and therefore medical waste bins will be needed to safely dispose of any bloodies swabs or bandages in a safe manner.

Tattoo Parlours:

There are health risks associated with tattoo parlours just as there are risks associated with other healthcare facilities. If tattoo parlours work in unsanitary conditions it will increase the risk of infections such as tuberculosis and HIV amongst others. This is because tattoo artists work with tattoo needles, piercing needles, gloves, and cotton swabs that can be contaminated with blood.


Just as all gyms should have proper medical emergency equipment to deal with possible injuries, so too should they also have medical waste disposal bins to safely dispose of the byproduct of used medical emergency equipment.

Sports Facilities:

Patients aren’t always found at the doctor's office. On the sports field, medical technicians are readily available to treat injuries on the spot and that means medical waste is sometimes produced. Sports facilities should have medical waste bins available for sports technicians to safely dispose of any medical waste produced.

It is important to note that you need not be in the health industry to be a producer of medical waste. If your business produces medical waste, regardless of sector, seek a professional medical waste disposal service provider like Initial Hygiene to ensure your business meets health and safety standards for both your customers and employees.

Proper waste disposal is not the only thing you need to consider when thinking about waste, you should also be considering how you handle that waste hygienically. Download our Waste Disposal Posters for help on maintaining a safe and healthy environment in your organisation. 

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Bakang Kganyago

Bakang Kganyago

Bakang is a Digital Marketing Executive for Rentokil Initial. A germaphobe at heart, he's passionate about learning and sharing insights on how to defeat the enemy we cannot see. Join his journey as he writes about the impact of germs in our daily lives.

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