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Clinical waste and sharps collections

We provide a clinical waste service to dispose of your medical or hygiene waste.

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Arranging a clinical waste collection

Ask your community healthcare worker how to dispose of your clinical waste - this could be your district nurse, doctor's surgery, continence service or other healthcare professional. 

They will complete a risk assessment based on the type of waste being disposed of, and we will then decide if a special clinical waste collection is needed. You don't need to contact us to arrange a clinical waste collection, your healthcare worker will do it for you.

There is no charge for clinical waste collections from domestic properties, but we do charge for making collections from residential care homes.


Cancelling a clinical waste collection

Contact us to cancel an existing clinical waste collection. This could be for you or someone that you act on behalf of, such as a family member, friend, or someone you care for.

We will need to know

  • why you want to cancel the clinical waste collection
  • the date you would like it to end
  • the address we are collecting the clinical waste from

Cancel Clinical Waste Collection

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Sharps box collections

If you have 'sharps' waste, such as syringes, hypodermic needles, or finger-stick devices (such as for testing blood sugar levels) your healthcare worker or doctor's surgery will give you a yellow 'sharps' box that you put them into and keep at home.

When the box is full you should return it and exchange it for an empty one - your healthcare worker or doctor's surgery will let you know where to take it. Where this is not possible, contact your healthcare worker for advice on what to do.

If you have a problem or query with your clinical waste collection, please contact us.

Discarded needles

Our streetscene team will collect and dispose of needles found in public places, find out more here.


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Last updated on 12 August 2021