Clinical waste collections
Request a collection
You can request a clinical waste collection free of charge. You should not throw away hazardous clinical waste in your black wheelie bin or blue sack.
Examples of hazardous clinical waste include:
- dressings, bandages and swabs
- catheters and stoma bags
- feeding and drain tubes
- other waste from an infectious disease
- hypodermic needles and used syringes
Nappies, sanitary and incontinence products are not considered to be clinical waste. You can put them in your general household waste.
Disposing of clinical waste
You should use orange sacks provided by us to dispose of all clinical waste other than needles and syringes. If you are requesting a clinical waste collection for the first time, we will deliver six orange sacks on your next collection day. We will then replace an orange sack whenever you use one.
You should dispose of needles and syringes in a yellow sharps box. You can get this from your doctor or a local pharmacy.
Book a collection
We collect clinical waste on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, depending on the area you live in.
You can schedule regular weekly or fortnightly collections. Or, we can make a collection on request, whenever you need it.
You need to make sure sacks and/or boxes are ready for collection by 6.30am on the collection day. They need to be left in a safe place where our operatives can access them. For example, gates or doors should not be locked and there should be no animals preventing collection.
Start your online booking by looking up your clinical waste collection day.