If you're self isolating due to suspected or confirmed Coronavirus, please take the following steps:
- Place all contaminated waste (such as tissues) in a bag and seal securely
- Place this bag in another bag an tie securely
- Store the bag away from other waste and recycling for three days and then place in your general waste as normal
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
If you need a sharps box collection for syringes and needles please contact us on 01279 655261, option 4 or see our Contact Us form.
Please note, we are unable to collect sharps boxes that have a purple lid. For further guidance on the different lid colours, please see the Sharpak website
You will need to complete a Duty of Care form if you require regular collection. If the person in question has deceased, we advise you call and arrange a collection. Any unused medication should be given back to the point of issue who will be able to deal with it in the appropriate way.
If you think your waste is infectious your healthcare provider will need 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 page for guidance on trade clinical waste.