Coronavirus (Covid-19): service updates, support and health advice.

Online planning, building control and licensing services will be unavailable between 2pm and 3.30pm on Saturday 29 January. This is because of essential maintenance.

The GOV.UK website provides stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, including information on cleaning and the disposal of waste.

We can provide extra support for residents with clinical and medical waste, including sharps. Our collection service is free and confidential.


Needles, lancets, syringes or empty insulin cartridges need to be contained within a sharps box. This can be obtained from your health worker or pharmacist. When your sharps box requires collection, complete the form below and we will contact you to arrange collection.

You can arrange either a regular collection (for example weekly) or contact us each time you need us to collect it. This service is free of charge.

Request a sharps collection

Clinical waste

Clinical waste is classed as being infectious or potentially infectious, and is therefore subject to special treatment for handling, collection, transportation and disposal. This type of waste is collected weekly and cannot be put in your black bin.

If you need this service, download and complete the application form and ask your healthcare worker to sign it. We will advise you of your collection day once we have processed your request.

Download the clinical waste application form

Medical waste

If you do not have an infection your medical waste can be included in your black bin. We can provide an extra black bin free of charge to help you manage your waste, which would be emptied on your normal black bin collection day.

Request an extra black bin

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