Arrange a clinical waste collection
We provide a free of charge collection of clinical waste from domestic properties.
Infectious clinical waste must be collected separately from household rubbish due to it being potentially hazardous.
Bank Holiday Collection Day Changes - April 2020
Due to Friday 10 April being a Bank Holiday, clinical collections will take place a day earlier than usual. Letters have been sent to all properties we have a record of having a healthcare waste collection to advise of this. Changes will affect the below days only. After this, collections will return to their usual days.
Revised Collection Days
|Usual Collection Day || Revised Collection Day |
| Wednesday 8 April
|| Tuesday 7 April
| Thursday 9 April
|| Wednesday 8 April
| Friday 10 April
|| Thursday 9 April
If you have clinical waste as a result of on-going treatments or post operation after care please speak to your district nurse or GP. They will carry out an assessment and will make arrangements for your healthcare waste to be collected.
Your collection day will either be a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday depending upon where you live. Collections start from 7am, so we ask your waste is in its designated area by this point.
We will collect clinical waste from an arranged area of your property to ensure discretion.
Please note: we do not operate a commercial clinical waste collection scheme.
What is clinical waste?
Clinical waste is infectious waste which you may have as a result of on-going treatments or post operation care. Clinical waste needs to be handled safely and kept separate from other types of household waste.
Clinical waste includes:
- blood or other infectious bodily fluids - 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.