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Healthcare waste

There are two types of healthcare waste currently collected from domestic households. The first type of waste which is classed as offensive relates to waste such as incontinence waste.

The second type of waste which is classed as infectious relates to dressings and wounds. This waste may contain blood and as such may be hazardous.

The Council offers a separate collection service for infectious wastes only, using an orange bag. We also offer a collection for used or discarded needles using a sharps box.

If you or a member of your household suffer from incontinence please place that type of waste into your grey bin or if a member of your family has dressings and similar waste, please contact us to arrange for a free collection service. Your District Nurse or healthcare professional will be asked to complete a questionnaire before collections can take place.

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