Hazardous Household Waste
Clinical waste must not be placed in your normal waste collection.
If you are treating yourself at home and the waste from your treatment is hazardous (i.e. where a risk has been noted based on medical judgment) or you are using syringes or sharps, a clinical waste collection will be needed.
If you need your waste collected, please contact Veolia on 0203 5676955
|Tiger sacks (roll of 50)||£14.00|
|Collection (per visit)||£6.25|
|Size options available:|
|Size||Aproximate number of sharps/needles this holds|
Example: A 5 litre bin will cost £2.25. Once full it can be booked in with Veolia for collection, which will cost £6.25. If you need a new this will cost £2.25.
For more information about healthcare waste thats is produced in a household, please see the Healthcare Waste guidance on GOV.UK.
- sanitary towels
- incontinence pads
Sanpro waste is not classed as hazardous if it comes from a person with a non-infectious condition or disease.
This means that if it is properly bagged and sealed, it can be disposed with other household waste in the rubbish sacks.
If you are having medical treatment at home, the healthcare professional running your treatment must remove the waste and arrange for appropriate disposal. This is because it is their responsibility.
Speak to your healthcare professional if you are unsure if it is hazardous or not.
We do not provide a service for clinical waste produced by:
- health clinics
- residential homes
- nursing homes
To find out what you should do if you find:
- other clinical waste
In a public area, please see our Reporting Needles, Syringes and Drug Related Waste page.
Page last updated: 22/01/2020