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Death, Taxes and the Value of Clinical Waste Management


The funeral market in the UK is big business. Despite falling death rates, over 600,000 funerals take place each year, with the industry estimated to be worth around £2bn annually to the economy.

While many of us are reluctant to acknowledge our own mortality, Benjamin Franklin was on the money when he said: “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

But what on earth does this have to do with waste management?

With approximately 4,000 funeral directors offering services throughout the UK, the need for specialist clinical waste management – carried out by a provider that respects the sensitivity and discretion required in a funeral parlour – is clear.

Trust the Funeral and Clinical Waste Management Experts

Indeed, we know just how overwhelming it can be to dispose of potentially infectious waste.

That’s why our highly skilled team of professionals work with funeral parlours to provide a responsive waste management service that makes sure your organisation complies with all of its legal responsibilities.

Given our experience in this area, we offer expert advice and assistance on the classification of waste, meaning you not only dispose of your waste properly, but you also have the correct consumables to do the job.

Typically, the type of waste we can help your funeral parlour deal with includes:

  • Sharps
  • Gauze and gowns
  • Disposable gloves and tubing well as supplying you with rigid clinical bins, masks and hand wash to reduce the risk of infection.

If you’d like more information about how we can help manage your funeral parlour’s waste management services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team – we’d be delighted to help.