Find out what clinical and sharps waste is, how to apply for a collection and when we collect it.
You can set up a clinical waste collection if your waste contains any of the following items:
- Human tissue
- Blood or bodily fluids
- Swabs or dressings
- Large volumes of incontinence pads, catheters, stomach pouches
Apply for a clinical waste collection
We collect clinical waste on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursdays depending on where you live in the district. Clinical waste is collected in specially marked sacks, which are free. We will deliver sacks within seven days.
You can book a sharps collection if you need to dispose of any of the following items:
- Insulin cartridges
- Finger pricking devices
These must be placed inside sharps boxes. You can get these boxes from your pharmacy, or on prescription from your GP.
Book a sharps collection
We collect sharps boxes on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday depending on where you live in the district. However, you need to book a sharps collection each time you need one. We recommend that you book a collection when your sharps box is about three quarters full.