Tradebe Healthcare has officially opened a new clinical waste treatment site at Bellshill, near Glasgow.
This significant development has been commissioned to support the waste management requirements for Scotland’s NHS Health Boards, but will also service many other clinical waste producers across Scotland including private hospitals, GPs, dentists, nursing homes, veterinary clinics, beauticians and tattooists.
State-of-the-art technology has been installed at the site with a capacity to process over 80 tonnes of clinical waste every day, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The site is the latest addition to Tradebe’s clinical waste treatment network across the UK with other facilities in Wrexham, Redditch, Rochester, Avonmouth and Fawley.
Lynne King, Divisional Director for Tradebe Healthcare commented: “With a nine-month turnaround, we’ve found the right location, got the necessary planning permission and environmental permits, hired and trained staff, transformed the building and site, installed the processing technology, built our collection fleet and procured consumables. We are now ready to start treating waste from across the whole of Scotland.
Creating a new facility from scratch on these timescales has at times been challenging but we’re now looking forward to our future in Scotland and building long-lasting, trusted partnerships with our customers, suppliers and the local community.
“Creating a new facility from scratch on these timescales has at times been challenging but we’re now looking forward to our future in Scotland and building long-lasting, trusted partnerships with our customers, suppliers and the local community.
“As a well-established, experienced UK clinical waste business and in line with the Scottish Government’s zero waste plan, we are focused on driving sustainability and innovation throughout the industry in Scotland.”
Robin Randall, CEO, Tradebe UK also commented: “Our Healthcare division is an important part of our long-term growth strategy here in the UK. We are proud to now be able to deliver our healthcare waste service across the Scottish region. We continue to regenerate and invest in this industry, and in addition to Bellshill have a new Swindon clinical waste treatment site in the pipeline for opening early next year.”
The official opening was marked by an event attended by customers, suppliers, local stakeholders, Tradebe Healthcare team members as well as representatives from Tradebe.