A national Framework Agreement for the supply of UVC Cleaning solutions which are intended to be used as part of infection control as a supplement to standard cleaning and disinfection protocols in an attempt to reduce healthcare associated infections.
The UVC cleaning solutions will allow hospital staff to disinfect a number of environments within a healthcare setting including but not limited to patient rooms, hospital wards, operating rooms, emergency rooms, bathrooms and public areas and will disinfect a range of medical surfaces including but not limited to wheelchairs, bedside tables, walls and electronic equipment. The UVC solutions will eradicate all types of micro-organisms including Clostridium difficile (C.diff), and multi-drug resistant organisms such as MRSA, VRE, CRE, Acinetobacter and other healthcare associated infections.
The collection and treatment of road sweepings including leaves.
Cheshire West and Chester Council is responsible for the mechanical sweeping of streets in the Borough. The materials that are collected by this process, as listed by the EA from the web link below include — grit, sand, silt, salt (for example from salt spreading), broken glass, water, leaves and other vegetation, small dead animals, oil, heavy metals, diesel and other hydrocarbons from vehicle exhausts (for example from road traffic accidents). This material has the European Waste Catalogue (EWC) classification of 20-03-03 ‘street-cleaning residues. Once treated the material usually has a code of 19-12-12.
The Council would like to procure in line with the specific and detailed guidance provided by the Environment Agency (EA), the recovery of street cleansing residue and leaves. This guidance — ‘The recovery of street sweepings and gully emptyings’ is available from the following site: