Clinical waste must not be placed in your general waste bin.
Your district or borough council is responsible for your bin and household waste recycling collections.
They are also responsible for:
- replacement wheelie bins, recycling boxes, nets and sacks
- household garden waste collections
- bulky waste collections
- queries relating to missed wheelie bin and recycling collections
- queries relating to materials collected in your recycling collections
- payments for garden waste collections
- sharps bins used to dispose needles and syringes
You will need to arrange a special collection for the disposal of any household clinical waste. This can include:
- human tissue
- blood and other bodily fluids
- swabs and dressings
- syringes, needles or other sharp instruments
If you need to dispose of clinical waste, please contact your doctor's surgery or local health centre to request a sharps box or clinical waste sack.
Request a clinical waste collection
Contact your district council to arrange collection of:
- yellow sharps boxes for medical syringes
Contact your doctor’s surgery or local health centre to arrange collection of:
- yellow clinical waste sacks for any waste contaminated with blood or other bodily fluids