Healthcare waste

Clinical Waste

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We provide a free household collection of clinical (healthcare) waste.

We do not operate a commercial clinical waste collection scheme

Clinical waste is infectious waste which you may have as a result of on-going treatments or post operation care. For example:

  • blood or other infectious bodily fluids. This includes disposable wipes, dressings, plasters, bandages bed pans or liners, stoma bags and urine containers
  • personal protective equipment (gloves, mask, aprons)
  • saline or glucose IV bags and tubing
  • needles and syringes
  • human tissue

Non-infectious or hygiene waste can be disposed of in your own rubbish bin and does not require a special collection. Please ensure this waste is placed securely in heavy duty bin liners in your black rubbish bin.


Apply

To receive a clinical collection, your GP or district nurse must complete our clinical waste application form on your behalf.
 
Application form


Request sharps collection (please ensure you have applied for a clinical waste collection first)

We will only collect needles and syringes in a sharps bin. These are available on prescription from your GP or pharmacist. When you need a collection you must let us know by using calling 01494 586550. You must have already applied for a clinical collection to request a sharps collection.