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Clinical waste and medical sharps collection

Clinical waste collections 

We provide a domestic clinical waste collection service to households in the borough which require it, this takes place every Thursday (or Fridays if you have an L40 postcode).

To request the clinical collection service, you will need the name of your medical professional who can confirm that the service is needed. 

Clinical waste collections are a regular service so will not require multiple bookings, but if you no longer require the service please inform us of this, this can be done using the clinical waste and medical sharps request form.

Waste must be placed in yellow clinical waste bags. We do not supply the yellow bags, these are provided by district nurses or similar medical professionals.

Request a clinical waste or medical sharps collection


Medical sharps collections 

Medical sharps collections need to be booked in each time you need a collection. Collection days for different area postcodes are shown below.

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The sharps box will need to be left on your doorstep from 7am on the collection day.

To ensure a collection for the same week, you will need to make sure the collection has been booked before 12pm on Monday. If booked after 12pm Monday, the collection will be the following week. 

We do not supply sharps boxes, these are available from district nurses or similar medical professionals, and you will require these before booking a collection. 

Request a clinical waste or medical sharps collection

Examples of clinical waste and the containers you will need:


in a yellow bagHazardous infectious clinical waste such as swabs or soiled dressings and waste from treatment areas.  
in a sharps boxSyringes, needles or other sharp instruments or glass (please note we only collect boxes with yellow lids. Only yellow lidded containers should be presented for collection. Boxes with any other colour lid should be returned to the original provider such as hospital, doctor's surgery.
in your green, household waste binMedical non-hazardous waste such as hygiene waste and sanitary protection including incontinence pads.



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