Some collections in the Wellingborough area will be delayed this week due to limited crews.
Clinical and hygiene waste
Clinical waste is any waste that could prove hazardous or cause infection to any person coming into contact with it. Clinical waste should not be placed in your normal bins.
We do not charge to collect this from households and can dispose of clinical waste on a weekly basis. We will let you know your collection day.
Yellow clinical waste sacks
Clinical waste can include:
- waste and hygiene products from infectious cases
- waste from infections
- soiled surgical dressings and swabs
- any other waste that is potentially infectious
We provide yellow clinical waste sacks and replace them as they are collected.
Sharps are items that could cause cuts or puncture wounds, including needles, syringes with needles attached, scalpel and other blades.
We provide sharps pots for these items as they can't go in sacks.
Hygiene waste is non-clinical waste which can include sanitary towels, nappies and incontinence pads and other waste that is not non-infectious.
This waste is generally not considered hazardous and can be placed in your general refuse bin.
You will need to contact us if you need extra bin space due to a medical problem and we will consider your circumstances.
To request collections you'll need to contact us and our Customer Services team will help you with your query.
Last updated 23 September 2022