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Healthcare Waste/Clinical waste and sharps

Request collection

We can collect clinical waste from your home free of charge if you need to dispose of the following:

  • needles (in sharps box)
  • infectious dressings

Find information on how to safely use sharps boxes and dispose of used needles on the.

Collection day

We collect clinical waste from 7.30am on your collection day and aim to finish all collections by 4pm.

On collection day make sure you have:

  • placed your container at the agreed collection point
  • someone there to give our team access if we are collecting from inside your property

Items that do not need clinical waste collection

The following items do not need a clinical waste collection:

  • catheter bags
  • incontinence pads
  • non infectious dressings

These items should be wrapped and disposed in your brown bin. Healthcare waste is not accepted by our recycling centres.

If you have too much waste for your bin you can request a bin.