Tradebe and SITA UK form new clinical waste joint venture


SITA UK and Tradebe have formed a new clinical waste business together.

Tradebe Healthcare Holdings is the UK’s second largest clinical waste management business and combines the clinical waste divisions SITA UK Healthcare and Tradebe Healthcare.


It will provide clinical waste management services to the NHS and other healthcare providers from eight sites across England and Wales.

Day to day running of the company will be managed by Spanish company Tradebe.

Its healthcare general manager Richard Brown said: “The creation of the joint venture provides us with an excellent opportunity to grow the business. We are combining the strength of Tradebe’s alternative technology processing with SITA UK’s high temperature incineration plants, which means we will be one of only two clinical waste companies in the UK to be able to offer both disposal options. We will also be able to service customers across the whole of England and Wales.”

SITA UK chief executive David Palmer-Jones added: “Combining the two companies’ expertise into a specialist clinical waste management company will further enhance the service we provide for customers. SITA UK brings a wealth of commercial experience and this is a great opportunity to use the strengths of both businesses and introduce synergies at a high level.

“We will also offer recycling and general waste of non-clinical waste, which means we can provide customers with a total waste management solution.”