Pharmaceutical & Research
Waste Management

Clinical and hazardous waste streams require expert handling and management.

We provide secure medical waste disposal for pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical facilities, so we’re a team you can trust.

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Successful Medical waste management

We partner with the UK’s largest manufacturing companies and deliver real and measurable results.

80 %


in contaminated waste loads through improved education across site.

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10 %


in rebates through introducing equipment to separate waste streams.

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£ 30000


per annum through improved efficiencies in transport.

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We take the stress out of managing medical waste

We provide medical waste disposal for several leading pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical facilities, so you know we’re a team you can trust.



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Secure storage
& disposal

We manage all clinical and hazardous waste, ensuring safe and compliant disposal. We ensure the secure disposal of your branded packaging to protect your business.

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Best value

Waste is a valuable resource if managed correctly. We guarantee the best possible rebate values for your waste materials.

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Compliance & reporting

Our advanced waste reporting portal allows you to see exactly how we’re handling your waste and supplies data to support your internal ESG and CSR programmes.

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audit trail

We fully audit our entire supply chain so you can be assured of your wastes whereabouts, from collection to final destination.

Benefits of Total Waste Management

Reducing impact

We increase your recycling through improving waste segregation at source and consider every step of your waste journey to reduce carbon footprint.

We strive to achieve zero waste to landfill for our customers.

Challenge Axil to improve your environmental performance.

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Revenue from waste

Waste is a valuable resource if managed correctly.

Reducing waste handling and labour time can drive out costs.

Segregating waste at source, and by individual stream, helps identify materials with high residual value and we return these rebates to you.

Unlock the value in your waste
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“We are very pleased with not only the quality, but also the service we have received from Axil. Their seamless and efficient operation allows our scientists to deliver our gold standard PCR test results quickly and optimally. Their waste services keep our labs clean and running smoothly, meaning we can focus on helping our clients get back to work and protecting their employees.”

Richard Acton

Chief Technical Officer

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“Axil Integrated Services is a significant trailblazer when it comes to future-proofing waste management operations, with many of its processes developed through the prism of climate change. And it hasn’t just been about getting rid of material responsibly, the company has also been championing the currency of ‘waste’; not as something disposable but as a usable, reusable or recyclable commodity.”

John Pitching


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“We’ve extended Axil’s contract for a further 3 years. We have a strong working relationship with Axil and have extended with the aim of achieving further efficiencies in our waste management and continuing to educate staff on the best practices to reduce the cost and environmental impact at Recipharm.”

Joe Thompson

Procurement Manager

Your journey with Axil

Initial fact find

To understand your waste streams, challenges and goals

Site visit

To review current processes at your facilities


Outlining how we will meet your commercial and environmental goals


Selecting Axil as your new total waste management partner


A phased roll-out will be planned and agreed
with you

Total Waste Management

Experts in medical waste

Our medical waste management solutions ensure the safe and secure disposal of your clinical and hazardous waste.

We manage all medical waste streams including lab smalls, tablets and controlled drugs, PPE and solvents, as well as all general waste streams such as plastics, packaging and cardboard.

With an enviable reputation for safety and compliance, our reporting and certificates of destruction come as standard, fully backed up by businesses with full ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 accreditations.

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Re-engineer your waste…

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Peace of mind

We work with you to reduce the volume of waste produced and to ensure correct and compliant disposal.

Axil has a team of in-house chemists to advise on the requirements for your specific hazardous waste streams.

We are an active partner in managing hazardous waste and offer a diverse range of specialist waste treatment, recycling and disposal to customers just like you — supporting them with sustainable solutions so they can get back to what matters most.

Secure waste management

You’re in safe hands

We understand the sensitivities around medical and research-based waste. That’s why our chosen partner facility operates advanced security systems, with several layers of protection and a team on hand 24 hours a day.

These sites also use impermeable clay and geotextile barriers, providing a failsafe system to give you genuine peace of mind even when dealing with radioactive waste.

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Working with Aesica

Axil partners with leading pharmaceutical manufacturer Aesica.

We were tasked with cutting costs and increasing recycling at Aesica’s Queensborough site.

Following improvements to waste processes and manual labour on site, Aeisca benefited from increases in material rebates.

Added Value

Our Total Waste Management service offers a one-stop-shop solution to all of your waste needs.

From guaranteeing the highest rebate values through to our bespoke reporting package – you’re in safe hands with Axil.

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Pharmaceutical Waste FAQs

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Can Axil handle controlled drugs?

Yes, Axil has extensive experience of managing controlled drugs for our pharmaceutical manufacturing clients including Aesica, Sterling Pharmaceuticals and Cignpost Diagnostics.

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Can Axil offer stock clearance services?

Yes, Axil has access to all UK incineration facilities which enables us to react quickly when bulk clearances are required.

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Can Axil offer secure and witness destruction services?

Yes, Axil has experience in hosting witness destruction services in the presence of our client.

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Does Axil offer rebates for solvent wastes

Yes, depending on full specification. Axil has access to multiple solvent recycling outlets. Our team of qualified chemists will assess the grade of your solvent which enables us to allocate the most competitive and sustainable outlet.

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Can Axil offer health safety and compliance support?

Yes, our EHS team can offer onsite and remote support where possible to ensure compliance with regards to your waste management, both on and off site.

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Can Axil provide technical support to assist with hazardous waste collections?

Yes, our technical team will provide you with the support required to ensure that your hazardous waste is collected compliantly.

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Does Axil provide a chemist to list and prepare hazardous waste for collection?

Yes, our team of chemists are there to provide both remote and in-person support to ensure your hazardous waste collections go as smoothly as possible, whilst keeping you compliant.

Case Studies

Our latest case studies show successful waste management in practice.

Our unique, value-added, partnership approach delivers results – that’s why we’ve retained 98% of our customers

Re-engineer your waste


To gain a clearer understanding of your waste operations, we will visit to carry out a detailed site audit.

Our waste management experts will understand your waste streams and the challenges you face— and develop a service proposal tailored to accommodate your needs.

We will explain how our innovative solutions can re-engineer your waste to reduce your costs and increase your recycling.

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