Warwick District Council offers a free collection service for domestic clinical waste to all those residents in the district who require a collection from their home.
Legislation allows for any of the following types of clinical waste to be disposed of with your normal household waste in your grey wheeled bin:
Items used to dispose of urine, faeces and other bodily secretions or excretions, this includes used disposable bed pans or bed pan liners, incontinence pads, stoma bags and urine containers where there is NO risk of infection.
If the resident has an infection for which they are being treated (e.g. with antibiotics) a clinical waste collection needs to be arranged. This collection is made on a weekly basis from a location specified by the householder. All waste should be contained in the yellow clinical waste bags provided by the council and be secured with the plastic tie also supplied when they are no more than ¾ full.
An equivalent number of bags and ties will be left (free of charge) by the contractor to replace those that have been removed.
The council cannot collect and dispose of clinical sharps. These should be stored in a rigid plastic container which would normally be supplied via the patient’s GP or health visitor who would arrange for their disposal and replacement. Ask your doctor for more information.
There are also a number of pharmacies and needle exchange locations across the district which will except sharps for disposal.
Request a clinical waste collection
If you feel that you require a clinical waste collection from your home please phone 01926 456128 or use our online enquiry form.
Discarded hypodermic needles and syringes can be a danger because of the risk of injury and infection to the finder. If you find a discarded needle or syringe, call 01926 456128.
- Handle it with your hands
- Hide it or ignore it
- Put the needle in a bin, drain or toilet
If you need to do something yourself:
- Sweep it up with a brush and pan or pick it up with thick leather gardening gloves
- Put it in a jar or can
- Keep it out of reach of children
- Call 01926 456128