Please note: our clinical waste sharps collection service will be suspended from Tuesday 25 December 2018 until Monday 14 January 2019. Find out more.
Booking a clinical waste collection
We operate a clinical waste service to private householders who are treating themselves. We do not provide a service for commercially operated rest and care homes. If you are being treated by a health professional at your home then they should dispose of your clinical waste for you.
To request a clinical waste collection you will need to be registered. To register you will need to get your doctors surgery to contact us. You will need to fill out a form which is available from your doctors surgery. They will then need to submit this form to us. The form will verify your need and also the nature of the waste to be collected from your home.
Once you are registered you will be able to book in your own clinical waste collections using our online form.
What counts as clinical waste?
Clinical waste is any waste that consists wholly or partly of:
- Human or Animal Tissue
- Blood or bodily fluids
- Drugs or other pharmaceutical products
- Swabs or dressings
- Syringes, needles or other sharp instruments
- Any other waste which may cause infection to any person coming into contact with it.
Clinical waste cannot be disposed of in household waste containers.
Waste that is not infectious and does not require specialist treatment or disposal should be placed in with general household waste. Items used for the disposal of urine and/or faeces or excretions (including disposable bedpans and liners, incontinence pads, stoma bags and urine containers) can be placed in your household waste.
- Book a bulky waste collection
- Report a missed bin collection
- Pink recycling bags for assisted collections
- Bins - deliver, exchange, remove
- Clinical Collections - collect, missed or cancel
- Bins - request assisted collection
Got a question about waste and recycling?01424 451077
CommentsThe content on this page is the responsibility of our Waste and Recycling team.