Medical and clinical waste
How to dispose of hazardous/toxic clinical waste
If you produce hazardous waste (such as hypodermic needles) and are being treated by a healthcare professional, this should be removed by your healthcare professional and disposed of in approved containers (for example, rigid, leak-proof, sealed and secured).
If you are not being treated by a healthcare professional, we recommend you speak to your doctor/healthcare professional about how to dispose of it.
If your doctor/healthcare professional cannot help, you will need to appoint a private contractor, however, there will be a charge for this service.
Hypodermic needles and hazardous/toxic waste should never be disposed of in domestic waste.