Information on what clinical waste is and how to dispose of it.
The council classes clinical waste as the following items:
Please note: incontinence pads do not require a clinical waste collection and can be double bagged and placed in the green bin.
You can request a clinical waste collection, which is a free collection service provided by the council, by online form or by telephone:
Book a clinical waste collection Telephone: (01482) 393939 A clinical waste collection allows you to safely dispose of:
The clinical waste must be placed in the yellow clinical waste sacks which are provided free of charge to residents and collected weekly (once you've requested a collection).
You can request more clinical waste sacks if you have run out using the same online form and phone number mentioned above.
The option to request 'Supply clinical waste bags only' can be found under the 'Please select the service' drop down on the form.
Sharps boxes for syringes and needles are not provided by the council, but can be obtained by contacting your GP. Sharps boxes are collected on an ad hoc basis when you have at least three sharps boxes that need emptying. Collection of sharps boxes can also be arranged using the same methods mentioned above. On the form, the option to choose a sharps box collection is under the 'Please select the service' drop down.
If you will not be having any more collections, a final one off collection can be arranged for one or two boxes.
All clinical waste must be left outside in a safe and discreet place, and sacks must be tied. When arranging a collection, customers will be informed of the collection day.
You can book a clinical waste collection using the online form:
book a clinical waste collection online
Please refer to the question below to see which day we collect clinical waste from each area.
Please note: clinical waste must not be taken to the tips as it is classed as hazardous waste and must be incinerated.
You can check which day we collect clinical waste from each area in the document below:
Clinical waste collection map (pdf 329kb opens in new window)