Clinical waste

We can arrange to collect clinical waste from households. This is a separate collection and will need to be arranged on an individual basis dependant on the needs of the resident. This service is free of charge.

To book a collection, please call 0300 300 8302 or email customers@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.

What is clinical waste?

Clinical waste is any waste which consists wholly or partly of:

  • human tissue
  • blood
  • other body fluid
  • drugs
  • other pharmaceutical products
  • swabs or dressings
  • syringes, needles or other sharp instruments

Please note: incontinence pads are not classed as clinical waste.

If you or someone in your household needs a clinical waste collection that is not dealt with by your healthcare visitor / carer, please contact us and we will make arrangements for a member of the waste team to provide advice.

Please note: We do not accept purple, lidded, sharps boxes. These should be passed back to the original provider (hospital, GP surgery, carer, etc.) once full, or no longer required.

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If we have snow or icy conditions during the winter, keep checking our website for details of bin collections in case the weather disrupts normal arrangements.