Clinical waste collection

We can collect and dispose of clinical waste bins or bags for free if you are an NHS patient treating yourself at home.

This service is not for residents who are being taken care of by a community nurse or other health professional. Any waste should be disposed of by the healthcare provider.

Items we collect

  • Sharps, syringes and needles (a special bin will be provided)
  • Surgical dressings and swabs

Items we don’t collect

  • Certain pharmaceutical products
  • Human tissue

Items you can dispose of with your household rubbish

  • Bed pan contents and liners
  • Nappies and incontinence pads
  • Stoma bags and urine containers (where there is no blood)

Items should be wrapped securely and put in tied plastic bags.

When requesting a collection, you will need to tell us about the clinical waste you would like us to collect, and how frequently you would like it collected. Once we have received your completed application, we will contact you to determine a convenient collection point.

If you cancel a collection, you will need to submit a new request for future collections.

Missed collections must be reported within 24 hours of collection day. Reports made after this time may not be investigated.

Household clinical waste collection information

Collection day



EN1, EN2, EN4, N11, N13, N14, N21, N22


EN3, EN8, N9, N17, N18

When we collect your sack(s) or sharps bin we will give you the same number of replacement bags and bins. Place your sealed clinical waste at your collection point by 6:30am on your day of collection.

If you live in a flat, please place your clinical waste outside your communal entrance.

Request a clinical waste collection

Cancel a clinical waste collection