Pandemic raises demand for specialist waste service

02 December 2020 by CSG

Clinical, medical and pharmaceutical waste

A leading waste management company saw increased demand for its specialist clinical waste disposal services during the coronavirus lockdown – and is poised to support a national vaccination programme.

CSG Recovery, based at Prescot in Merseyside, provides safe waste management, processing and disposal services, handling a wide range of hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

Greg Smith, technical and operations manager for CSG Recovery, explained: “The scale of our facilities and our unique range of specialist chemical and physical waste processing operations enable us to accept waste streams that would be difficult for other companies to handle.

“This makes us a trusted partner for many healthcare and pharmaceutical customers, who know we can be relied upon to collect, transport and process hazardous waste safely.

“During the lockdown we continued to operate as an essential service, within a fully Covid-safe environment, sending healthcare waste for recovery in waste-to-energy power facilities.

“Plans for increased Covid-19 testing and, ultimately, a national vaccination programme will generate a significant volume of clinical waste, including syringes and needles, and used PPE such as wipes, gloves and masks.

“As we already have a reputation for our work in this field, we are liaising with a number of healthcare organisations to deliver ongoing waste management support in this area.”

CSG offers safe, responsible, and compliant clinical and pharmaceutical waste solutions across the UK. The company also handles a huge range of hazardous and industrial waste streams, recovering valuable resources such as oil or precious metals and reducing the volume of waste going to landfill.

Founded as a one-man sewage collection business in rural Hampshire more than 85 years ago, CSG now employs a national workforce of nearly 500 people. The company, which has 26 other sites across the UK, is one of the largest privately-owned industrial and domestic environmental waste management groups in Britain.