Household clinical waste collection

Clinical waste disposal from households includes the safe collection and disposal of items like hypodermic needles, incontinence pads and dialysis waste.

We will provide confidential information, advice and a free service for the collection of clinical waste from households, yellow bags for clinical waste and boxes for sharp items such as needles.

You can help us by requesting this service via your medical practitioner, such as your doctor, district nurse, hospital or clinic.

You will need to send a letter to:

Recycling and Waste,
5th Floor,
Brent Civic Centre,
Engineers Way,

Alternatively, you can request this service online. (This is the preferred option as we receive this immediately). 

Make sure you include details of the patient, name, address, phone number and the type of clinical waste or container to be collected.  We also need a letter from your medical practitioner, because the NHS is responsible for ensuring that those who self-medicate are adequately trained in the medication process and receive information on how any clinical waste created is treated and stored.

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