Clinical waste collections

Clinical (or infectious) waste is healthcare waste that may be hazardous to anyone who comes into contact with it. This could be:

  • infectious bodily fluids, including tissue or blood
  • infected swabs or dressings
  • syringes, needles or other sharp instruments


We provide a clinical waste collection and disposal service for residents.

If you need a collection, a GP will need to write to us to request the service on your behalf. You will need to place clinical waste items into special colour-coded bags (or a sharps bin). Your GP will provide these.

You should never put clinical waste in your grey bin or recycling bins.

Needles and syringes

We will collect these as long as they are within a special sharps bin. Once your sharps bin is full, please contact us to arrange collection. Call 01442 228000 and ask for 'Clinical Waste' or email

Sharps bins are available on prescription from your GP. Please contact your local surgery for more information. 

Offensive waste

This could include:

  • incontinence products
  • period products
  • nappies.

Please double wrap these items and put them in your grey bin. We will collect this on your regular collection days.

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