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

We do not provide a collection for unused medicines. Any expired and unwanted medicines should be taken to a pharmacy for disposal. Do not dispose of them in your waste bins, toilet or drain.


All needle-based items must be inside a sharps box for collection. This includes needles, lancets, syringes, expired or used EpiPens and empty insulin cartridges. You can collect a sharps box from your health worker or pharmacist.

When you need a collection, complete the form below and we will contact you to arrange one.

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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