Clinical and medical waste collections
We provide different types of collections for the disposal of:
- sharps - needles and syringes
- clinical/infectious waste
- offensive/hygiene waste
What kind of waste do you produce?
Type of waste
Sharps - this is collected separately to your regular household waste
Used or discarded syringes, needles or cartridges - in a yellow lidded sharps container
Please tell us if you already use a cytotoxic or cytostatic sharps box (the box will have a purple lid)
Clinical/infectious waste - this is collected separately to your regular household waste
Waste which is deemed to be infectious or potentially infectious and subject to special treatment for disposal, such as wound dressings, swabs, renal dialysis waste or bandages contaminated with blood or other bodily fluids or secretions.
Offensive/hygiene waste - this can usually be disposed of in your grey general waste bin
Non infectious, non clinical waste such as incontinence pads, bed pans or liners, empty urine containers, stoma bags or catheters. It does not include babies' nappies or feminine hygiene products.
How do I arrange for my clinical or medical waste to be removed?
Or download the form, print a copy, complete and send it back to us.
Application for a Clinical or Medical Waste collectionDownload PDF (71.41 KB)
You can contact us if you need us to post one to you.
There is a section that must be completed and stamped by a health care practitioner. Your health care practitioners can also advise on how much waste and what kinds of waste you produce.
We may need to visit you to carry out a waste assessment. We provide advice and guidance on storing and disposing of clinical or offensive waste items correctly to ensure it can be removed.