About this service
Clinical waste is infectious waste which you may have as a result of ongoing healthcare treatment or post-operative care, and it must be handled safely. It must be stored and collected separately from household rubbish, as it can be hazardous.
We do not offer a collection service for commercial clinical waste.
What is clinical waste
Clinical waste includes:
- blood or other infectious bodily fluids
- disposable wipes, dressings, plasters and bandages
- bedpans or liners
- stoma bags and urine containers
- personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, aprons)
- saline or glucose IV bags and tubing
- sharps, needles and syringes
- human tissue
What is not clinical waste
Non-contagious waste such as dressings, incontinence pads and dialysis waste can be double bagged and placed in your black rubbish bin.
Self isolating households
If you are self-isolating because of coronavirus, you should follow the government’s stay at home advice. You do not need to arrange for clinical waste collections.