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:

  • Dressings
  • Needles
  • Incontinence bags (catheters)
  • Stoma bags
  • Stomach feeding tubes
  • Instruments for medical purposes
  • PEG needles and tubing
  • Syringes with needles removed
  • Swabs
  • Cytostatic medication
  • Cytotoxic medication

Items that are not clinical waste include:

  • Drugs/tablets (can return to pharmacy)
  • Feeding tubes and liquid food
  • Food products issued by the NHS
  • Incontinence pads
  • Nappy/diaper waste
  • Latex gloves, overalls, face masks
  • Sanitary waste
  • Clothing
  • Linen from bedding

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