For the collection of clinical waste please contact your GP or Nurse who will tell you how to dispose of your waste.
If a special collection is required they will fill in a Waste Assessment Form (.docx | 27kb) which you need to send to us and we will contact you to discuss how your waste will be disposed.
Clinical waste is categorised as follows:
- Yellow bag (incineration only).
- A special collection is required to dispose of this waste and must not be placed in the black bin.
- Infectious waste should not be disposed of in the black residual waste wheelie bin.
- Yellow sharps container
- This waste should be placed in the yellow 'Sharpsguard' sharps container.
- Full sharps boxes prescribed by the NHS must be returned to your GP / Health care surgery for disposal. Healthcare surgeries in Derbyshire must take the full boxes under the Derbyshire Healthcare Waste Collection Policy.
- If you are housebound, and have no relative or representative who can visit the surgery for you, the Council may collect the 1 litre sharps boxes for you (after you have accumulated 5 boxes). However, we would need a waste assessment form completing from your Health Care Professional before we can make a collection.
- Non-infectious offensive / hygiene waste, including incontinence waste, empty stoma and catheter bags.
- This waste can be disposed of in the black residual waste wheelie bin.