Request a healthcare waste collection

Types of healthcare waste

Clinical waste

We collect infectious or potentially infectious clinical waste, not contaminated with chemicals or medicines. For example:

Blood or other bodily fluid contaminated:

  • wipes
  • dressings
  • plasters
  • bandages
  • bed pans or liners
  • stoma bags or urine containers
  • personal protective equipment (gloves, mask, aprons)

This waste must be securely contained in orange clinical waste sacks for collection.

Hygiene waste

Small quantities of hygiene waste can be disposed of in your own rubbish bin and do not require special collections. For example:

  • nappies
  • incontinence pads
  • sanitary products
  • non-infectious catheter and stoma bags (drained)

Ensure this waste is placed securely in heavy duty bin liners in your rubbish bin.