Domestic Clinical Waste
Although the Council does provide a free collection service for
private individuals of diabetic waste, it is current policy to
charge for the collection of all other clinical waste types. In
light of these charges, we recommend that private individuals
should contact their health visitor, GP, district nurse or home
care assistant, who can arrange for free collections to take
place. If waste is non-hazardous, and as long as it is bagged
and sealed, it can be disposed of with household waste. If
you are unsure of what constitutes domestic clinical waste contact
To request a domestic clinical waste collection, please click here
and complete the online form.
Items that should go in your sharps box are as follows:
- Any other hard/sharp medical/clinical
On NO account should soft
drinks cans, plastic bottles or similar containers be used for the
disposal of needles.
If you are a private individual and would like
to arrange for your diabetic waste to be collected, please contact
Environmental Services on 01234 718060,
or use our online request form.
If you are a business and would like to
receive a quote for a clinical waste collection please
visit the Commercial Clinical Waste web page.