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.