Hazardous household waste

Clinical 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


Prices for services.
Item Cost
Sharps/syringe box £2.25
Tiger sacks (roll of 50) £14.00
Collection (per visit) £6.25

Sizes available:

Sharps bin sizes and approximate number held in bin.
Size Approximate number of sharps/needles this holds
1 litre 40
2 litre 80
3 litre 125
4 litre 200
5 litre 250
7 litre 330

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 bin this will cost £2.25.

Further information

For more information about healthcare waste thats is produced in a household, please see the Healthcare Waste guidance on GOV.UK.

Sanpro waste:

  • sanitary towels
  • nappies
  • 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:

  • hospitals
  • health clinics
  • GP’s
  • residential homes
  • nursing homes
  • vets

To find out what you should do if you find:

  • needles
  • syringes
  • other clinical waste

In a public area, please see our reporting needles, syringes and drug related waste page.

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