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Clinical waste sacks

Information about our free weekly collection of clinical waste

Clinical waste

Clinical waste is any waste which poses a threat of infection to people. The term includes drugs or other pharmaceutical products.

What can go in your black bin

Some clinical waste can be safely disposed of in your black rubbish bin (please ensure this waste is double bagged), such as:

  • incontinence pads
  • urinary catheter bags/tubes
  • stoma bags

Please contact us if you require a larger or additional bin to accommodate the extra waste.

Clinical waste sacks

Some clinical waste can't go in your black bin, such as:

  • swabs and dressings 
  • dialysis and blood catheters

For these we provide a free weekly clinical waste sack collection. Please contact us to arrange a collection.

What we can't collect

We can't collect:

  • needles
  • syringes
  • sharp instruments
  • sharps boxes

Please contact your local GP surgery if you have this type of waste.

If you find a syringe or other clinical waste in a public place, please notify us on 0800 253 2687. More information can be found on our drug and sex related litter page.