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Clinical waste

Book a clinical waste collection or order yellow clinical waste bags.

What is clinical waste and how do I get rid of it?

Clinical waste includes:

  • needles, lancets, syringes, empty insulin cartridges
  • colostomy waste
  • dialysis waste
  • soiled dressings.

As it is hazardous waste, we cannot collect it with your usual waste collections and it must not be taken to the tip. If you need to dispose of any of the above items you need to arrange a free clinical waste collection.

Please note: if you need to dispose of incontinence pads you can double bag them and put them in your general waste bin. As you have a condition that creates extra waste, you can request another green bin.

Can I book a clinical waste collection?

You may be able to book a clinical waste collection if you meet certain conditions:

Please note: this service will be unavailable from 8am - 12pm on Wednesday 23 May. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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When will my clinical waste be collected?

Clinical waste is collected every week Monday to Friday. The day your waste is collected on depends on the area you live in:

Where do I get yellow clinical waste bags and sharps boxes?

We can provide free yellow clinical waste bags for your clinical waste:

 Request clinical waste bags 

Please note: we do not replace sharps boxes. You can get these from your GP or hospital.

Last Updated: Monday, 21 May 2018