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Clinical Waste Bins

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Clinical Waste Bins

Correct disposal and storage are essential for managing your clinical waste inline with regulations. Our range of clinical waste bins is equipped with our unique Silversafe™ antimicrobial technology helping to reduce the spread of infection and cross contamination from the bin's surface. Available in multiple sizes and colours, our clinical and offensive bins are designed to suit your business needs, with clear colour coding to aid in correct waste segregation on site.


At Initial Medical we are here to help you understand and comply with clinical waste regulations. Our ADR-licensed technicians will carry out your clinical waste collection, transporting, and disposing of your waste inline with regulations.

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What is a Clinical Waste Bin?

A clinical waste bin is a specialised container designed for the safe and secure disposal of clinical waste generated in healthcare facilities, laboratories, and other settings. These bins are an essential part of clinical waste management and play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of staff, patients and the general public, as well as preventing environmental contamination.

What goes in a Clinical Waste Bin?

Clinical waste bins must be used with a clinical waste bag and are suitable for soft clinical waste such as swabs, contaminated PPE and wound dressings.

They are not suitable for the disposal of sharp waste, pharmaceuticals, glassware or liquids. For these waste examples, we would recommend using a dedicated container from our rigid container or sharps bin ranges.

Key Factors to Choose the Right Clinical Waste Bin for You

  • Colour coding -  In managing your clinical waste it's important to segregate it correctly following the NHS colour code guidelines. Our bins and corresponding clinical waste bags are colour-coded to help you and your team segregate your waste correctly at the point of disposal. Download our free colour code posters to support clear waste segregation at your premises.

  • Hands Free Operation - Adhere to guidelines and prevent the spread of infection by using our foot pedal operated clinical waste bins. Our bins also have secure concealed sack holder, keeping your bag movement free whilst in use.

  • Size and Capacity -  It’s important to have adequate storage for your waste in between collections. We offer 2 sizes that have been specially designed so you don't have to compromise on space. We can also provide yellow wheelie bins for additional onsite storage.

  • Durability - When it comes to clinical waste it's important to have a durable bin. Our modern designed bins are sturdy to ensure a long life span and made with  Silversafe™ antimicrobial technology to help prevent cross-contamination.

Our Clinical Waste Bins Service

As part of our clinical waste bin collection service, our bins are used in combination with specially designed clinical waste bags to provide an on-site solution at your facility. We offer small and large capacity bins to cater for all waste outputs for the disposal of soft clinical waste into clinical waste bags. We also offer a range of rigid containers for liquids and waste that cannot be disposed of in the bags such as out-of-date medicines, agar plates, and glassware as well as specialist sharps bins.

Types of Clinical Waste Bin

Small Waste Bin

Our small clinical waste bins are suitable for practices that produce low volumes of waste or have a smaller working space. 

small clinical waste bin

Product Features:

  • Antibacterial technology to prevent cross contamination.
  • Hands-free pedal operation
  • Secure, concealed sack holder to prevent bag movement
  • Available in white or silver
  • Colour-coded according to HTM 07-01 guidelines
  • Lined with UN-approved waste bags provided as part of our waste collection service.

Large Silversafe™ Bin

Our most frequently used bin, suitable for all environments for use with 60 litre capacity waste bags.

large clinical waste bin

Product Features:

  • Antibacterial technology to prevent cross contamination.
  • Hands-free pedal operation
  • Secure, concealed sack holder to prevent bag movement
  • Available in white or silver
  • Colour-coded according to HTM 07-01 guidelines
  • Lined with UN-approved waste bags provided as part of our waste collection service.

What colour Clinical Waste Bin do I need?

Frequently asked questions about Clinical Waste Bins


  • Can you put clinical waste into a normal bin?

    Clinical waste includes hazardous materials so should not be disposed of in the general waste stream. This is essential to protect public health, and the environment and comply with regulations.


  • What are clinical waste bins for?

    To dispose of soft clinical waste inline with clinical waste regulations.


  • What is Silversafe™ Technology?

    Our clinical waste bin is fitted with custom-formulated antimicrobial thermoplastic compounds within the plastic of the bin. This Silversafe™ technology fights against harmful bacteria including MRSA, E-Coli and Salmonella. The material has been proven to kill >99.9% of both GM+ve and GM-ve bacteria on contact.


    Atmospheric moisture triggers the gradual release of silver ions in the polymer. These ions attack the microorganisms and destroy the harmful bacteria.


    Silver does not deteriorate and this controlled release of silver ions lasts for the lifetime of the product.


  • What does HTM 07-01 mean?

    Healthcare Technical Memorandum 07-01 provides a framework for the safe and sustainable management of healthcare waste produced by NHS England. The guidance provides best practice advice for healthcare organisations and other healthcare waste producers on waste management, safe working practices and how to operate more sustainably. Discover more on waste legislation.


  • How do I get a clinical waste bin?

    Contact our team who will be happy to help you with the provision of a clinical waste bin for your practice.  For residential and personal use we recommend contacting your local healthcare provider and, or council.