Clinical waste collections

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1. Clinical waste

We provide a separate collection service for the collection of infectious waste or sharps containers.

Items that do not require a separate collection

If you are treating yourself at home, the following types of waste do not require a separate collection and can be disposed of with your general rubbish. Please ensure the following items are placed in a securely tied bag in your black general waste bin:

  • nappies and sanitary items
  • incontinence pads
  • stoma or catheter bags
  • ulcer and other dressings
  • 'peg'/stomach feeding items
  • home dialysis kits
  • medical packaging

Infectious waste

If you are treating yourself at home and the waste you produce is infectious this will require a separate collection. We will need you to return a medical waste referral form to us in order to set up separate collections for infectious waste, please call us on 01626 215838 if you think your waste may be infectious.

Sharps

We provide a separate collection service for needles.

It is very important that needles are not disposed of in your general waste bin or recycling containers.