Dental Waste Disposal

We provide the specialist waste solutions that ensure your dental practice waste is handled compliantly and efficiently to help protect your business, community and patients.

Stericycle is the trusted partner to Dental surgeries across Ireland.

Stericycle enables Dental practices to maintain regulatory compliance by providing regulated medical waste management and compliance solutions that protect people and brands, promote health and well-being, and safeguard the environment.

At Stericycle, we appreciate the important role you play in the overall health and well-being of your patients, and also understand the effort it takes to handle the different regulated waste streams, while running an environment where your employees and facility are up-to-date with regulatory requirements.  

We customize our solutions for your needs, whether you are a local independent Dental practice or part of a larger network of providers.

How we help

There are strict compliance requirements around hazardous and non-hazardous healthcare waste. It must be correctly segregated, appropriately labelled and packaged for transport, stored safely in a secure place and described accurately on all documentation. But we know that you didn’t choose a career in medicine to focus on the complexities of waste management - that’s our passion!

Why Stericycle?

When you choose Stericycle, you are selecting a partner with the resources to work with and stand by you when things are easy and when they are hard so you can focus on what matters most – the health and well-being of the animals in your care and the safety of your employees. 

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Recommended Waste Disposal Solutions for Dental surgeries

Our solutions offer a variety of safe, secure, and compliant container options for the following types of waste generated in your facility. 

Sharps waste

Example sharps include:

  • hypodermic needles, syringes and syringe barrels
  • used medicine vials
  • scalpels, razors and razor blades
  • phials, pipettes, test tubes, broken glass

Infectious Waste Disposal

Example infectious wastes include:

  • contaminated dressings
  • disposable gowns and gloves
  • other contaminated PPE
  • contaminated bed roll

Chemical Waste

Example offensive waste includes:

  • disposable masks, aprons, gloves and overshoes
  • swabs and absorbent pads
  • bed roll

Pharmaceutical waste

Example wastes include:

  • Example pharmaceutical wastes include:
  • anaesthesia
  • analgesics
  • anti-inflammatory drugs
  • returned and out-of-date medicines

Dental waste

Example wastes include:

  • amalgam
  • resin composite
  • x-ray fixer and developer
  • lead foils, shields, and aprons
  • gypsum

Sharps waste

Example sharps include:

  • hypodermic needles, syringes and syringe barrels
  • used medicine vials
  • scalpels, razors and razor blades
  • phials, pipettes, test tubes, broken glass

Infectious Waste Disposal

Example infectious wastes include:

  • contaminated dressings
  • disposable gowns and gloves
  • other contaminated PPE
  • contaminated bed roll

Chemical Waste

Example offensive waste includes:

  • disposable masks, aprons, gloves and overshoes
  • swabs and absorbent pads
  • bed roll

Pharmaceutical waste

Example wastes include:

  • Example pharmaceutical wastes include:
  • anaesthesia
  • analgesics
  • anti-inflammatory drugs
  • returned and out-of-date medicines

Dental waste

Example wastes include:

  • amalgam
  • resin composite
  • x-ray fixer and developer
  • lead foils, shields, and aprons
  • gypsum

Why we're the perfect partner for you

You segregate

Segregate and store each type of specialist waste separately from your general waste

We collect

Either on an agreed regular schedule or you can contact us for additional or ad-hoc collections.

We treat & dispose

All your waste is compliantly and securely processed, giving you peace of mind.

Put your trust in a leading specialist waste partner

All of our waste containers are UN approved and we have our own fleet of vehicles operating across Ireland with dedicated waste disposal facilities - this means that we can offer you compliant, fully trackable and auditable end-to-end specialist waste solutions that will help protect your business, your employees and your clients.

Compliant waste management is critical in the protection of people, the environment and our communities.

Poor waste management exposes employees, waste handlers and the community to infections, toxic effects and injuries. Such as air, water pollution, disease and needle stick injuries.

Failure to correctly segregate, store, transport and treat healthcare waste can result in pollution, prosecution, fines and bad publicity.

The national colour-coded segregation system identifies and segregates waste on the basis of waste classification and suitability of treatment/disposal options.

When segregating waste you must consider both the appropriate waste stream (colour coding) and the appropriate packaging.

There are dental specific hazardous wastes that, if not disposed of properly, could cause harm to people and the environment.

Dental specific waste includes:

  • Amalgam capsules, removed fillings and sludge
  • Lead waste  
  • X-ray chemicals
  • Gypsum waste