Medical and clinical waste
Please note that clinical waste and needles must not be put in refuse (general rubbish) or recycling bins.
Medical and clinical waste collections
We provide a free collection service for residents who need clinical waste disposing of. Eligible residents are provided with a yellow clinical waste bin. These bins are collected fortnightly by a dedicated collection vehicle.
We can also help those who produce extra waste due to a medical condition (for example, incontinence), by providing a larger or extra refuse bin.
Before applying for this service, please speak to your health care provider(s) about your needs.
- Human waste from babies and toddlers, such as used nappies, would not be classed as clinical or medical waste.
- We are unable to collect medical and clinical waste from businesses and other non-domestic locations.
Sharps box collection
We can collect sharps boxes on an ad hoc basis. Please note that we only collect sharps boxes that are either:
- all yellow
- yellow with an orange top
If your sharps boxes are a different colour, please contact the health care provider(s) who gave you them.
Please note that we are unable to collect sharps boxes from businesses and other non-domestic locations.