Clinical waste collection
How to arrange a collection
We provide a free of charge collection of clinical waste from domestic properties.
If you need to arrange a collection 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.
Collection days and locations
We will collect clinical waste from an arranged area of your property to ensure discretion.
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.
Please note, we do not operate a commercial clinical waste collection scheme.
What is clinical waste
Clinical waste also known as healthcare or infectious waste is waste that originates from health care procedures and facilities. However some households have clinical waste as a result of on-going treatments or post operation after care. Some of this waste may present a risk of infection to those that come in contact with them and is classed as infectious waste. Infectious clinical waste needs to be handled safely and kept separate from other types of household waste.
Clinical waste is any waste which is infectious which consist wholly or part of:
- blood or other infectious bodily fluids, including disposable wipes, dressings, plasters, bandages bed pans or liners, stoma bags and urine containers
- personal protective equipment such as gloves, mask, aprons
- saline or glucose IV bags and tubing
- needles and syringes
- human tissue
Infectious clinical waste must be collected separately from household rubbish due to it being potentially hazardous.
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