Clinical waste disposal

Clinical waste is any waste which poses a threat of infection to humans. Clinical waste is mainly produced by hospitals, health clinics, doctors' surgeries and veterinary practices, but also arises from some residential homes, nursing homes and private households.


Drugs should be returned to your doctor or pharmacist for safe disposal


Needles, syringes, scalpels and other blades - please arrange a collection via your doctor.

Materials containing bodily fluids (urine, blood, faeces)

This is waste (not including sharps) whose collection and disposal is not subject to special requirements in order to prevent infection, such as dressings, linen, disposable clothing, bed linens, incontinence pads, stoma bags.

Materials containing bodily fluids; incontinence pads, nappies etc should be double bagged and placed out with your domestic waste, on your usual day of collection.