Our clinical waste collections operate on Mondays and Tuesdays.

If you need to set up a clinical waste collection you must contact your GP surgery or other healthcare professional to make the request for you, by submitting a Health Care Referral Form (HCRF). We cannot collect healthcare waste from residents who are not registered for the service. 

Once we have received the request you can contact our customer services on 01730 234295 to book a collection.

This service only collects healthcare waste from households. We do not collect waste from nursing homes, veterinary treatment centres or animal healthcare practices.

We split clinical waste into these categories:

Infectious waste (including syringes or needles)

We currently make separate weekly or on-demand collections of infectious waste from homes.

The orange sacks and yellow boxes are exchanged on a like for like basis, so if two sacks are put out for collection, two empty ones will be left to replace them.

Offensive or hygiene waste

You can put things like sanitary waste, nappies, incontinence pads and other similar waste in your green rubbish bin for normal collection.

If you think that you need more space, we may be able to provide you with additional capacity. Contact a healthcare professional to arrange it.

You should dispose of any liquid hygiene waste either down the sink or toilet.

Cytotoxic or cytostatic waste

Waste produced through treatment in the home by a healthcare professional will not be collected by EHDC as it should be removed by the healthcare professional.

We will collect this type of waste on demand. It should be left in a purple lidded sharps box.

These boxes, provided on prescription with the medicines or sharps by your healthcare professional, will be replaced with boxes of the same capacity but not necessarily the same type.