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Clinical and medical waste

Individuals with confirmed COVID-19 who have been assessed as suitable for self-isolation can store their personal waste (for example, used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths) securely within disposable bags. When appropriate, these bags should be removed and placed into another bag and securely tied or sealed and kept separate from other wastes. This must be stored for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual domestic or household waste bin. Other household waste can be disposed of as normal. 

We provide a separate, weekly collection for infectious healthcare waste or sharps. This waste is subject to stricter controls than general rubbish and must be collected and treated separately. 

Do not put any clinical waste or needles in your general waste bin. 

You will need to use a special sharps box for getting rid of any needles. These can be provided by your GP or you can buy them from a pharmacy. Clinical waste bags will be provided by our waste contractor.

To request a clinical waste or sharps collection complete the form or call us on 01993 861025

Request a clinical waste collection