Clinical waste

Coronavirus update

Our clinical waste collections are continuing as normal. 

To cover for possible staff shortages, you will have received extra sharps boxes to use from our partners Norse South East.

Our service

We provide a free weekly collection service to householders who need to dispose of clinical waste as a result of treatment at home.

For further information please contact customer services on 023 9244 6010.

You will be asked to complete a healthcare referral form, which needs to be signed by your GP, when this is returned we can offer you a weekly or on request collection.

Across the borough, waste is collected on a Wednesday and taken for specialised incineration in Portsmouth.

Bags and containers must be put out for collection at the agreed pick up point by 7am on collection day.

Please note that we do not collect clinical waste from commercial premises, arrangements should be made with a private contractor.

Disposal of syringes

If you find a syringe or needle discarded around the borough, do not attempt to remove it yourself. Please notify the council immediately, so we can safely dispose of it as quickly as possible.

To discuss any of the above information with our team, please complete our online contact us form or call 023 9244 6010.