Estates and Facilities manage the disposal of all the waste produced by the Trust.


  • General waste (this is what you put in your black bin bag).
  • Hazardous waste (sharps bins – sometimes referred to as clinical waste).
  •  Offensive waste (this is the black and yellow (tiger) striped bags)
  • Infectious waste (this is the orange bag).
  • Confidential waste (anything that contains person-identifiable information (whether it is relating to service users or staff or is Trust business sensitive (e.g. contracts, proprietary third party supplier information, etc)
  • Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
  • Special waste (this is waste that gives off ozone depleting gases, i.e. batteries, lamps, fluorescent tubes and fridges).
  • Metal waste


General waste – Our Trust has an arrangement with a contractor who sort the black bin bag waste off-site into the following streams:

  • Cans
  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Batteries

As part of the Trust’s assurance that this is carried out, site visits have been undertaken and monthly reports are received.

IT equipment – a contract is in place for all IT equipment recycled via the Service Level Agreement with St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) – a contract is in place for all WEEE to be recycled.

Special waste – this is collected and recycled by a specialist contractor.

Toner cartridges – these are collected by an external contractor for recycling.

Confidential waste – all shredded confidential waste is recycled by the contractor.

Old mobile phones – collected by an external contractor who recycles.

Cooking oil – All used cooking oil is collected from Hollins Park kitchens by a contractor who recycles this into animal feed and engine oil.

Wood and metal – this is stored in a separate skip and recycled by the contractor.

The average total of waste material recycled by the Trust for 18/19 is 98%. This has made a significant contribution to the Trusts carbon footprint.

The safe disposal and recycling of waste is everybody’s responsibility and we would welcome any ideas to improve what we do.

If your department or ward is doing anything at the moment to help recycle please let us know… we may be able to roll out your idea to the rest of the Trust.

You will need to complete a condemnation request form.