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Clinical Waste

Normally clinical waste is produced by businesses, however if you're a private resident and have clinical waste please read our guidance on how to arrange disposal.

Examples of clinical waste include

  • Infectious bodily fluids including blood and tissue
  • Infected swabs and dressings
  • Syringes and needles

You do not need a clinical waste collection for the following types of waste which can be placed in your refuse bin. These items should be placed in a bin liner and securely tied before placing in your refuse bin.

  • Incontinence products
  • Stoma bags
  • Catheter bags
  • Dressings

If you need a sharps box collection for syringes and needles please contact us on 01279 655261 ext 3507. You will need to complete a Duty Of Care form if you require regular collection.

If you think your waste is infectious your healthcare provider will needs to contact us to confirm this before a separate collections can be arranged.

If you're a business, such as a doctors, dentist or vets please read our Trade Waste information for guidance on trade clinical waste.

For queries contact Operations on 01279 655261 ext 7140 or option 4 or email operations@eastherts.gov.uk