Collection service for syringes and other clinical waste

We provide a referral-only clinical waste collection service to residents, who are provided with yellow clinical waste sacks or sharps boxes for syringes and needles.

The waste material collected is sent for incineration at the London Waste Eco Park facility at Edmonton in the London Borough of Enfield.

Who can get a household clinical waste collection

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

The referrer should complete a referral form and email it to the clinical waste collection team at contact-centre@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

When we've received the form, we'll contact you to discuss your clinical waste collection requirements.

Download a clinical waste referral form

Where to leave your waste sacks

Don't place yellow sacks next to your household waste or recycling.

When leaving clinical waste for collection they should be:

  • left at an agreed location away from the public highway
  • left only on the scheduled collection day
  • securely tied prior to collection. 

Sealed sharps boxes and/or securely tied yellow clinical waste sacks should be placed by your front door.

When collections take place

Collections take place between 6.30am and 2.30pm on your scheduled clinical waste collection day. This will be an agreed day between Tuesday and Friday.

If your collection day falls on a bank holiday, you can find out the revised bank holiday collection day.