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Domestic collection of clinical waste

We provide a free collection service for clinical waste for private households, as well as offering information and advice. 

What we collect 

We will provide all customers with special bin bags and boxes for sharp items. Items should be left out for collection in a secure area by 6.30am.
Examples of clinical waste include:

  • In a Yellow Bag: swabs or soiled dressings, human or animal tissue, waste from treatment areas  
  • In a Sharps Box: syringes, needles or other sharp instruments or glass (please note we only collect boxes with yellow lids. Boxes with any other colour lid should be return to the original provider e.g. hospital, doctor's surgery)

How to arrange a clinical waste collection 

We will then let you know how often your collections will be and when they will start. We try to arrange a first collection within five working days of receiving your initial enquiry.

The Council's Privacy Notice (pdf 46kb) in relation to Clinical Waste Collections can be found in the attached PDF.

Report a problem or order a sharps box exchange

You can order a sharps box exchange or report a missed collection by either:

Contact us

For more information or advice, please contact Customer Services on 01695 577177. Email: customer.services@westlancs.gov.uk