We provide a free household collection of clinical waste.
We do not operate a commercial clinical waste collection scheme.
Clinical waste is infectious waste which you may have as a result of on-going treatments or post operation care. For example:
- blood or other infectious bodily fluids. This includes disposable wipes, dressings, plasters, bandages bed pans or liners, stoma bags and urine containers
- personal protective equipment (gloves, mask, aprons)
- saline or glucose IV bags and tubing
- needles and syringes
- human tissue
Non-infectious or hygiene waste can be disposed of in your own rubbish bin and does not require a special collection. Please ensure this waste is placed securely in heavy duty bin liners in your black rubbish bin.
We will only collect needles and syringes in a sharps bin. These are available on prescription from your GP or pharmacist. When you need a collection you must let us know by using calling 01494 586550
To receive a clinical collection, your GP or district nurse must complete and return a clinical waste application form on your behalf ()