Veolia to work with NHS Scotland for next five years

Veolia has announced that it has joined the NHS Scotland Recyclates and General Waste Management Framework in a five-year partnership.

Working with the Common Services Agency, this strategic placement will enable NHS Scotland health boards access to compliant and comprehensive general waste and recycling services.

Veolia said it hopes that through “optimised handling, increased recycling and managing treatment of complex waste streams”, it will help NHS Scotland in its goal of reaching net zero by 2040.


As an organisation, The Common Services Agency (commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland), aims to drive improvements and increase commercial efficiency across health, social care and public sectors across Scotland.

Now supported by Veolia, the service covers all aspects of the waste management process, from the initial collection at the point of production, on-site transfer and consolidation to off-site transportation, treatment and disposal.

Waste streams will be tracked by Veolia’s end-to-end cloud-based system, ensuring compliance and providing traceability. The system is designed to cover more than 100,000 different waste profiles.


Veolia’s Hazardous Waste services will be available to all organisations that are part of the framework, including laboratories, hospitals and outpatient clinics, with all hazardous waste streams optimised and centralised at Falkirk.

The service will be supported by Veolia’s mobile chemist service, Chempac, for segregation, labelling, packing, collection, treatment and disposal of hazardous and laboratory chemical wastes.

Adam Wylie, managing director, commercial, Veolia, said: “Veolia has a long history with NHS Scotland delivering energy, decarbonisation and facilities management solutions so this new framework agreement underpins our unwavering commitment to delivering operational excellence with NHS Scotland, as we support them on their journey to net zero. We look forward to partnering with these organisations for many years to come, and advancing the sustainability of healthcare.”

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