Request a household clinical waste collection

We provide a free household collection of clinical waste. We do not operate a commercial clinical waste collection scheme.

Clinical waste is infectious waste which you may have as a result of on-going treatments or post operation care.

For example:

  • Blood or other infectious bodily fluids (including disposable wipes or dressings),
  • Health care chemicals,
  • Needles and syringes. (We will only collect needles and syringes in a sharps bin. These are available on prescription from your GP or pharmacist)

Any non infectious or hygiene waste can be disposed of in your own rubbish bin and does not require a special collection. Please ensure this waste is placed securely in heavy duty bin liners in your black rubbish bin.

Request a collection

Collections will be made on a Wednesday or Friday following the date of your form submission.  We shall contact you once you have submitted your form to let you know which day collection will be.  Please ensure your bags or box are left out on the previous evening.

You must ask your GP or district nurse to complete the Clinical Waste authorisation form before your collection can be arranged. You do not need an authorisation form if you require a sharps bin collection.

Waste and recycling team : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Waste Management Unit - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
Telephone: 01628 683800