Medical and clinical waste

If you or someone in your household is being treated at home for a medical condition, the waste produced may be considered clinical waste and could be hazardous/toxic.

If you produce clinical waste (including human or animal tissue, blood or bodily fluids, excretions, drugs or other pharmaceutical products, swabs or dressings or syringes, needles or other sharp instruments) that could be hazardous/toxic, these cannot be disposed of in your black bin. Find out how to dispose of hazardous/toxic waste.

If your household generates non hazardous/non toxic waste as a result of a medical condition, such as non-recyclable medical packaging or adult pads, you can apply for an additional black bin.

Apply for an additional black bin

If your household generates additional recyclable items (for example cardboard boxes or packaging etc) these can be put in your blue bin. If you produce extra waste due to your condition:

Apply for an additional blue bin