Clinical and hygiene waste


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 pots

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

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.

Request collection

If you're a resident, you can request clinical waste sack and sharps box collections online.

Last updated 12 January 2024