Sharps and clinical waste

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2. Clinical waste

We provide free collections of certain types of clinical waste from residents.

If you are under the care at home of a health professional, it is the responsibility of the healthcare professional to remove clinical waste that results from medical treatment being provided by them. Please contact your doctor, nurse or primary carer to arrange this service directly with them. 

If you are treating yourself at home the following types of waste do not require a separate collection and can be disposed of with your general rubbish. Please ensure the following items are placed in a securely tied bag in your general rubbish container:

  • nappies and sanitary items
  • incontinence pads
  • stoma or catheter bags
  • ulcer and other dressings
  • 'peg'/stomach feeding items
  • home dialysis kits
  • medical packaging - please put clean plastic and cardboard packaging in your green recycling bin

If you are treating yourself at home and the waste you produce is infectious, or contains cytotoxic or cytostatic medicines, this will require a separate collection.  

To receive this service you need to ask your healthcare provider to complete and return a referral form to the address shown in the form. 

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Last updated 6 January 2016