Request a healthcare waste collection

Request a sharps collection

Sharps bins

We only collect needles and syringes in a sharps bin. These are available on prescription from your GP or pharmacist.

You can use your sharps bin to dispose of medical supplies which could cause cuts or puncture wounds, such as:

  • needles
  • syringes
  • lancets used with finger-pricking device
  • needle clippers

Put needles or similar medical supplies into the sharps bin immediately after using them and do not try to take them out again. Only fill the bin to where it says "Do not fill above this line".

Keep your sharps bin in a safe place so it's not a risk to other people and is out of the sight and reach of children.

Amend or cancel collections

Any amendments to collections must be made with 48 hours notice of the collection happening.

Contact us

If you have a question about applying for a sharps collection that is not answered on this page, you can contact us for help.