Healthcare waste

Clinical Waste

We provide a free household collection of clinical waste. We do not operate a commercial clinical waste collection scheme

Clinical waste is infectious waste which you may have as a result of on-going treatments or post operation care. For example:

  • blood or other infectious bodily fluids. This includes disposable wipes, dressings, plasters, bandages bed pans or liners, stoma bags and urine containers
  • personal protective equipment (gloves, mask, aprons)
  • saline or glucose IV bags and tubing
  • needles and syringes
  • human tissue

Non-infectious or hygiene waste can be disposed of in your own rubbish bin and does not require a special collection. Please ensure this waste is placed securely in heavy duty bin liners in your black rubbish bin.

If you need to arrange a collection please speak to your District Nurse or GP. They will carry out an assessment and will contact us to make arrangements for your Clinical Waste to be collected.

We will then collect your clinical waste from inside your property boundary to ensure discretion. Your collection day will be a Wednesday, please ensure your waste is put out by 7.00am.


To receive a clinical collection, your GP or district nurse must complete and return a clinical waste application form on your behalf ( Icon for word clinical collection application form [69.9KB] )