We collect clinical waste from domestic residents who treat themselves in their own home if they are eligible and have a referral from their health care professional. To discuss your eligibility, contact Council Connect.

Clinical waste

This is classified as any waste which consists wholly or partly of:

  • Human or animal tissue
  • Blood or bodily fluids
  • Excretions
  • Medicines or other pharmaceutical products
  • Swabs or dressings
  • Syringes, needles, finger pricking devices and lancets

If you produce more than one black sack of clinical waste, you could be eligible for a clinical waste collection. 

Smaller amounts of clinical waste, nappies, incontinence pads and sanitary towels etc. can be collected with your normal rubbish – we suggest you double bag it first. If you would like us to provide you with some small black bags for this purpose please contact Council Connect.  These bags are not suitable for use for your normal rubbish.

Clinical waste is collected on Thursdays  in specially marked sacks, which we will give you for free.  Allow up to 7 days for your first bags to be delivered and your first collection will be the following week.

Sharps boxes

Collections are each Wednesday. These must be pre-booked. When your box is three quarters full, contact Council Connect to arrange a collection. Do not put your sharps box in with your rubbish.

You can get sharps boxes on prescription from your GP or direct from your pharmacy. They are specially designed for you to dispose of sharp items such as needles, empty syringes, empty insulin cartridges and lancets.  You will no longer need a ‘B-D safe clip’ device if you use a sharps box so you can ask your GP to remove this from your prescription.

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