Household healthcare waste collections

You can arrange a weekly collection of non-infectious or sanitary waste. This will be placed into orange/yellow bags with a black stripe.

You can also request on-demand collections for sharps, syringes and needles. Our sharps bin service will need to be requested each time you want a collection (ensure the sharps bin is at least three quarters full before booking a collection).

When requesting a collection, you will need to tell us about the waste you would like us to collect. Once we have received your application, we will contact you to arrange a collection.

Medical professionals should tell you if your waste needs to be disposed of using a specialist collection service. They should also advise on how to dispose of any equipment you are given to manage your health and provide training.

Things that our healthcare waste service can collect:

Sorry but we can’t collect:

Important note - This service is not for residents being cared for by a community nurse or other health professionals. This waste should be disposed of by the healthcare provider.

Healthcare waste in your general waste bin

You can double bag and dispose of these items with your household rubbish:

Household healthcare waste collection information
Collection dayPostcode
EN1, EN2, EN4, N11, N13, N14, N21, N22 - sacks only/sacks and pot collections
EN3, EN8, N9, N17, N18 - sacks only/sacks and pot collections
WednesdayAll post codes - sharp pot only collections and deliveries

Important information about household healthcare waste collection

If you no longer need this service, you should contact us as soon as possible.

Missed collections must be reported within 24 hours of collection day. Reports made after this time may not be investigated.

Request a healthcare waste collection

Cancel a healthcare waste collection

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