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Clinical waste collections

We provide a free fortnightly clinical waste collection service for residents treating themselves in their own home.

Collections are on a Wednesday (refuse week). Collection dates are subject to change over holiday periods.

If you have been prescribed medication by your GP or hospital and would like to arrange a collection, please contact the Refuse Team.

What we collect

In the yellow bin you can place:

  • swabs
  • wound dressings
  • stoma bags (these must be emptied into the toilet before placing in the sack or bin).

Infectious waste must be placed in yellow clinical waste bags provided by your GP or hospital

Non infectious waste must be placed in orange clinical bags also provided by your GP or hospital.

We no longer collect incontinence pads. These should be double bagged and placed in your black wheelie bin for rubbish. If your black bin is too small for your medical needs, please contact us.

You should never put anything sharp in the yellow bin.

Sharps box

A 'sharps box' is for used and un-used syringes and needles. You can ask for your sharps box to be collected using our online form.

We do not supply replacement sharp boxes you can get these from your GP or District Nurse.

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