Request a healthcare waste collection

This page tells you what to do if you have regular or occasional healthcare waste to get rid of.

Healthcare waste such as syringes, needles, scalpel blades (sharps), should never be put in with your normal rubbish.

We offer a collection service for this type of waste.

You can request a regular collection by asking your GP or healthcare professional to complete a healthcare waste referral form. Once we've received this, we'll contact you to arrange collection, this is usually within six working days.

If waste is being produced weekly, fortnightly, or monthly we can set up a regular service, without the need to contact us each time.

Occasional or one-off collections can be requested by using our online form or by calling 023 9284 1105.

We'll ask you whether we need to knock the door to collect, or whether we need to collect from a safe place such as a porch or forecourt.

What can we take away?

  • Sharps/needles contaminated with medicines and which could be infectious
  • Sharps/needles contaminated with cytotoxic/cytostatic products which could be infectious
  • Bagged waste that is not infectious, or may be infectious but can be treated - this includes waste from home dialysis

What can't we take away? 

  • Sharps or needles that are not contained in a special yellow sharps container. These are supplied by chemists and medical professionals.
  • Incontinence pads - these should be securely bagged and put in with your normal rubbish.

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