Waste Disposal

Axil supports businesses in the UK with a national medical waste collection and disposal service for COVID-19 tests and all other types of clinical waste.

Let Axil manage the collection of your clinical waste, enabling your business or testing site to focus on the critical task of testing.

COVID-19 Waste

Solutions for businesses

We provide critical support to businesses in the UK that need safe COVID-19 test waste disposal and management of all medical waste associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

We offer fast and personalised medical waste management solutions designed to support your business or testing site, allowing you to divert your attention to the critical task of testing staff safely.

Our medical waste disposal experts will take care of removing all COVID-19-related clinical waste from your facilities.

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“We are very pleased with not only the quality, but also the service received from Axil. Their seamless and efficient operation allows our scientist to deliver our gold standard PCR test quickly and efficiently. Their waste services keep our labs clean and running smoothly.”

Christian Corney

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Clinical waste solutions

Compliant disposal

Axil offers a range of clinical waste solutions to ensure that your used COVID-19 tests and related clinical waste are handled safely and compliantly.

Our team of qualified specialists are committed to supporting your business so that it remains safe and operational.

Axil will supply bags, sacks, and containers to meet your requirements, depending on the size of your testing operation.

As experts in clinical waste disposal and management, Axil adheres to all NHS and government regulations for the safe handling and removal of contaminated and hazardous waste.

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Covid-19 Waste

Rapid lateral flow antigen tests

In January 2021, the UK Government announced the deployment of British-manufactured rapid lateral flow antigen tests to detect asymptomatic COVID-19 tests. This allowed private organisations to offer COVID-19 tests, with results coming back in just minutes.

Axil is here to support your organisation with our waste management services, ensuring your compliance with the specific guidelines for handling and disposal of used COVID-19 tests.

As with all types of clinical waste disposal, the exact rules and methods for handling used COVID tests and related medical waste depend on specific variables.

Covid-19 Waste

Test Disposal Rules

COVID tests at home

Tests carried out in the home, and any associated waste, can be safely placed in your general waste bin for collection as normal.

COVID tests in a commercial or public setting

For tests carried out at a business, school, university, or other testing sites, the used COVID test must be treated as hazardous waste.

Government legislation

Any clinical waste resulting from coronavirus tests cannot be disposed of in general waste bins or mixed recycling.

All tests, associated equipment and PPE worn by staff and clinicians involved in administering the tests must be managed separately.

COVID-19 test waste must be separated and stored in dedicated sacks or containers and collected by a waste specialist.

Please visit UK Government website for the latest Covid-19 test guidance information.

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We offers clinical waste management services to pharmaceutical companies among many others.

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