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.