Clinical waste collections

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.

Information can also be found on what to do with your used needles or if you have found needles in public areas.

Request a clinical and healthcare waste collection

Non-infectious waste

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:

  • Incontinence pads
  • Nappies (adult and child)
  • Sanitary products
  • Empty stoma bags

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.

Infectious waste

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 and once received you will be contacted to confirm collections.

We provide a free clinical waste collection for infectious waste usually requested through a District Nurse for:

  • Swabs and dressings
  • Specified waste consisting of human or animal tissue, blood or bodily fluids

What you need to do

  • Click on the request button and log into your MyAccount (or create an account if you don't already have one) to complete the online form to request a clinical or healthcare waste collection. If you are already logged into your MyAccount the form will automatically open
  • Advise whether the waste is infectious or non-infectious
  • Answer the applicable questions and give any further information required
  • MyAccount is an easier and quicker way to interact with us and is available 24/7. For information about MyAccount visit the find out more page.

Request a clinical and healthcare waste collection

 What happens next

On submission of the form it will be passed to the waste team to consider the request and you will be contacted within 7 working days to advise further.

If you have found a needle or have used needles to dispose of visit the found or used needles page for more information