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Clinical Waste

A free collection service is provided for the removal of clinical waste such as:

  • soiled infectious dressings
  • used syringes
  • needles

Clinical waste collections are provided for residents of private households who are self-medicating.

Where a District Nurse attends the property to administer medication or change dressings, the District Nurse will need to arrange a private collection for any waste/sharps generated.

Nursing homes, veterinary practices, dentist's and doctor's surgeries should contact an approved private contractor.

Before we can provide you with this service we will require you to complete a Clinical Waste Referral Form.  Residents can obtain this form by calling the Contact Centre on 01323 443322.  The form must be signed by your doctor or health professional and then returned to us.   Once we have received your completed form, we will contact you to arrange for the details of the collection

For Sack Collections of Clinical Waste, specially marked sacks are supplied to users of the service and these are collected weekly, (a separate collection from your household waste and recycling collections).

Sharps Boxes are collected as required and residents should call the council to arrange a collection.

Incontinence pads and babies nappies are not classed as clinical waste and should be put in black bin bags and placed in your refuse bin. However, additional refuse capacity can be provided on completion of an Additional Capacity Form.

For further information on Clinical Waste Collections please refer to our Clinical Waste FAQs

Contact the Waste Management Team