Get help with collections of clinical waste

Hazardous clinical wastes should not be disposed of in your black wheelie bin or blue sack.

Examples of these include:

  • Dressings, bandages and swabs
  • Used syringes and hypodermic needles
  • Catheter and stoma bags
  • Feeding and drain tubes
  • Other waste from a client suffering from an infectious disease

Nappies, sanitary and incontinence products are not classed as clinical waste and can be placed in with your general household rubbish.

Swindon Borough Council provides a clinical waste collection upon request from either specialist orange sacks or yellow sharps box’s (needles/syringes). 

Requests for a clinical waste collection are usually made via your doctor or other medical practitioner however, you can also request collections for yourself by calling customer services on 01793 445501.

Last updated: 06 July 2017. Was this information helpful?

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