We provide a free clinical waste collection for infectious waste for householders within the District. You can dispose of non-infectious waste through the council's waste collection service. If you are unsure whether your waste is infectious or non-infectious you will need to check this with your doctor.
The following sanitary waste items are classed as non-infectious and can be put in a tied up bag and placed into your normal household refuse container:
If you are unable to fit the additional non-infectious waste into your existing household waste container, please complete the form below and you will be advised further.
We provide a free clinical waste collection for infectious waste usually requested through a District Nurse for:
You will need to get your nurse or GP to write to us confirming you need this particular service. They can send these details via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and once received you will be contacted to confirm collections.
You can take your used needles to any of the following pharmacies:-
The Central Pharmacy
Or we can arrange a collection of your used needles, but these will need to be securely kept, in a sharps box, for collection day and then placed in a safe location (i.e. not on the public footpath) for when the collection team arrive.
The normal collection day for used needles will be on a Thursday and you will be notified once confirmed. If you would like to use this service please complete the following form.
If you want to report needles or sharps that have been discarded or are present in litter, please immediately call 01303 853660 as this requires immediate attention.
For any other reports of littering please visit our pages here to report.