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Clinical or medical waste collections

We can collect clinical waste and sharps from your home for free. 

Types of clinical waste we collect

The main types we collect are:

  • Sharps - syringes or needles
  • Bloody or infected bandages or dressings

Please don't put these items in with your general rubbish.


When you request a sharps collection, you can also ask for an empty sharps box. We will deliver this when we collect your full sharps container.

Request clinical waste collections

You can request clinical waste collections online or by phone:

Request clinical waste collection online

Call us 01483 523524.

Don't bring clinical waste to our offices

Please don't bring clinical waste to our offices as we deal with it at a separate location. Please contact us to arrange a collection from your home or speak to us directly to see if we can help with any alternative arrangements if necessary. Call us 01483 523524.

Cancel regular clinical waste collections

If you no longer require the clinical waste collection service, please let us know:

Cancel your clinical waste sack collections

Call us 01483 523524.

Unwanted medicines

Please take your unwanted and out of date medicines to your local pharmacy. Do not put them in your normal rubbish bin.

Empty containers and packaging

You can put empty non-contaminated packaging and containers for medicines in your recycling bin. These may include cardboard boxes, paper instructions and clean plastic bottles.

Other types of waste can go in your black bin

As long as these items are not contaminated with infectious materials, please double wrap them and put them in your black bin with your other rubbish:

  • dressings, bandages etc that are not contaminated
  • sanitary products
  • incontinence pads
  • stoma bags
  • catheter waste
  • empty saline or glucose IV bags and tubing
  • 'peg' or stomach feeding equipment.