29th August 2023
Clinical waste collection
Arrange collection of sharps boxes (bins)
How clinical waste collection service works
We collect clinical waste free of charge if you have a medical condition and are receiving treatment at home.
The local health authority provide the first sharps box, which you can get on prescription from your GP or pharmacist.
This service is for residential properties only.
What is clinical waste?
Clinical waste is anything that could be infected or hazardous, for example:
- Blood or bodily fluids
- Drugs or other pharmaceutical products
- Dialysis waste
- Medical dressings
Any other non- harmful waste such as incontinence pads or nappies should be placed in the blue bags.
Arrange clinical waste collection
Ensure your bags or sharps box are left outside, close to your property the night before at your elected collection point as collections are early morning.
If you request the service Monday to Thursday, the collection will be made on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of the following week, dependent on your postcode prefix below.
If you request the service on Friday to Sunday, the collection will be made on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday the week after next, dependent on your postcode prefix below.
- RG1 - Tuesday
- RG2 - Wednesday
- RG4 - Tuesday
- RG5 - Tuesday
- RG6 - Wednesday
- RG7 - Wednesday
- RG9 - Tuesday
- RG10 - Tuesday
- RG27 - Wednesday
- RG30 - Wednesday
- RG40 - Thursday
- RG41 5.. - Wednesday
- RG41 any other - Thursday
- RG42 - Thursday
- RG45 - Thursday
Cancel clinical waste collection
Use our online application form to: