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Collection service for syringes and other clinical waste

We provide a free clinical waste collection service.

You must be referred to the service by your GP, hospital or district nurse

Clinical waste includes:

  • Infectious items
  • Identifiable human tissue
  • Needles from syringes.

Items that are not clinical waste include:

  • Incontinence pads
  • Catheter bags
  • Stoma bags
  • Syringes that have had their needles removed
  • PEG tubes or stomach-feeding equipment.

These items have no contact with infections and can be disposed of with your general waste like used disposable nappies and sanitary products.

Who can get a household clinical waste collection

You must be referred to the service by your GP or hospital or district nurse.

Once you've been referred, we'll contact you to discuss your clinical waste collection requirements.

Refer a client for a clinical waste collection