With a lot of confusion and misinformation surrounding COVID testing and its resultant waste; the team here at Greener Options wanted to take a moment to clarify our approach.

Does the waste need to be segregated?

Where possible, Lateral Flow Testing waste and PPE should be segregated – with Swabs and Cartridges/Devices disposed of in unmarked yellow or clear bags and PPE in a Tiger Bag.

How should the waste be stored?

The storage of COVID testing waste must be in a secure area whether this be in a secure cupboard or lockable wheelie bin. The bins can be rented or bought outright directly from ourselves and are available in either 360 litre or 770 litre size to suit your needs. Each bin comes with a key and prices vary depending on size.

When will the waste be collected?

Collections of waste can be arranged to suit you with the option to pre-book weekly, bi-weekly and monthly visits. Alternatively, you can contact us on an infrequent basis and request a collection to suit your requirements. We are highly flexible and endeavour to meet the needs of your site as best we can.

How will the waste be disposed of?

Our zero waste-to-landfill promise at Greener Options also applies to COVID testing waste and as such we ensure that all waste is disposed of in a responsible and environmentally conscious manner with our preference being to take all waste to an Energy from Waste facility where it is converted to energy for the benefit of the community.

What kind of sites do Greener Options collect COVID testing waste from?

We provide a reliable and responsible COVID waste removal service to a wide array of mass testing sites including Drive-through testing centres, schools (Primary and Secondary) and Community Centres while working on behalf of multiple Council bodies. Our varied experience means that we are able to provide a purpose-built approach whatever your needs may be.

Is it expensive to dispose of the waste?

The cost of the waste collection service is worked out per bag collected so you only pay for what you produce! When it comes to the cost of wheelie bins – the cost can be spread as a monthly rental or paid in full, depending on the best approach for each business. For a quote please contact our office on 01299250221 and we will be happy to discuss this with you.