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Clinical Collections

We can provide a free collection of clinical waste to domestic properties.

We can call each week to pick up your waste in specially provided sacks. It is necessary that these are left outside your front door or in an agreed place by 7am on your usual collection day.

A new supply of sacks will be provided each week along with plastic ties with which to secure the sack. To ensure the safe handling, transport and disposal of clinical waste, it is not possible to remove sacks unless they are sealed.

These special yellow sacks for clinical waste are used for dressings, incontinence pads and infected waste. Please do not place clinical waste into domestic wheeled bins or any other coloured sacks.

Needles and syringes should be returned to your health authority for safe disposal. Alternatively certain chemists operate a needle exchange scheme.

To arrange a collection ask your health authority (doctor or district nurse) to contact the Waste Management Unit or 01628 683801 or email waste.unit@rbwm.gov.uk.


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Modified: 2015-01-08
Published: Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:51:57
Author: Allison Helyer
Editor: Allison.Helyer
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