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Clinical waste

A free weekly clinical waste collection service is available to private households.

Clinical waste is any waste which consists wholly or partly of:

  • human or animal tissue;
  • blood or bodily fluids;
  • drugs or other pharmaceutical products (these can also be returned to chemists);
  • swabs or dressings; or;
  • syringes, needles or other sharp instruments.

For sanitary wastes, extra refuse capacity or a clinical waste collection can be requested.

To arrange clinical waste collections, contact customer services on 0300 303 8588.

If you have contacted us on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday for the collection service, this will be provided on Friday of the same week. If you have contacted us on a Thursday or Friday the collection will not be until the following Friday.