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.
A new contract for recycling, waste and street cleansing will start on 7th September 2020, which will bring significant benefits and improvements for our residents.
Whilst we move from one contractor to the next there may be some delays completing your request. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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.