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Clinical waste collections

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Clinical waste disposal from private households includes the safe collection and disposal of among other items:

  • Hypodermic needles;
  • Dialysis waste.

We provide a free disposal service from private households.

Clinical waste must not be put in with normal rubbish, it should be stored in special yellow sacks.

Any sharp instruments such as scalpels or needles must be put into special yellow plastic containers known as "sharps boxes".

All records of collection are confidential.

The waste is taken to a special incinerator where it is destroyed.

For further information please contact your practice district nurse or the council's Domestic Waste team.

Contact Details

Waste and Recycling,
Gipping House,
7 Whittle Road,
Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate,

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01473 433090