RECYCLE AT HOME = NO
Clinical waste cannot be recycled using your council’s recycling collection service.
Do not put clinical waste in your rubbish bin – it can cause damage to human health or the environment. This includes:
- Contaminated dressings
- Home dialysis waste
- Excreta and body fluids (where contaminated with blood, or you have been advised you have an infectious condition)
- Needles and syringes
- Human tissue
Your local council can offer a free collection service for clinical waste:
Note: ‘offensive waste’ such as period products, nappies and incontinence pads can be put in your normal rubbish bin. Your council may be able to provide you with a larger rubbish bin if you have a disability or health condition that means you produce more of this type of waste.
RECYCLE OUT OF HOME = NO
Your council-run Household Reuse and Recycling Centre is not licensed to accept clinical waste.