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12.01.2021, 12:55

UK Launch of COVID-19 Test Kit Treatment Service

Cleaning & Waste Management, Energy Management, Environmental Management, United Kingdom, Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Veolia has announced a new COVID-19 test kit treatment services to help organisations in the United Kingdom meet new safety and compliance requirements.

 

The new regulations require organisations involved with mass-test of employees, students or the public for COVID-19 to fulfil minimum requirements for safe storage, collection and disposal. 

 

Under the regulations, waste produced from testing kits is now classified as offensive waste (EWC 180104) and non-hazardous chemical waste (EWC 180107), and needs to be stored separately from all other waste, and can only be treated at facilities permitted to take these types of waste. The new service effectively manages all the necessary operations to ensure compliance, including provision of suitable storage containers, collection, and treatment, and accurate reporting of waste volumes. Backed by Veolia's hazardous waste team this includes repeat collection, tipping and return/ exchange service, supply of containers for safe on-site storage, and dual coding of waste to allow test kits and PPE to be stored in the same bags. Disposal of materials is carried out using Veolia's nationwide network of specialised facilities.

 

Donald Macphail, Chief Operating Officer - Treatment for Veolia, comments:

"The challenges caused by the pandemic need innovation to help organisations meet the fast-changing regulations. By adapting our services and controlling waste operations, we can ensure a safe and compliant way of dealing with this new waste stream and the unprecedented amount of test kits. In this way our teams of key workers are providing complete support and reacting to the ever changing conditions imposed by COVID-19, and helping other organisations ensure the safety of their employees and customers."

 

This new service is being offered alongside the company's other specialist COVID-19 services for PPE collection and disposal, building and vehicle disinfection and HWRC management.

 

 

 

 

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