If you are treating yourself or someone else at home, any waste is your responsibility.
If the waste is not hazardous you can bag it and put it in your black bin. If the waste is hazardous, you must arrange for a separate collection.
We collect hazardous clinical waste for free. Contact us to organise a collection.
If you or someone you live with receives care from a visiting healthcare professional, any waste is the healthcare professionals responsibility.
If the waste is not hazardous, the healthcare professional may bag it and put it in your black bin. If the waste is hazardous, eg if someone has a C-Diff infection, the healthcare professional must remove it and dispose of it appropriately at their own premises.
If you use sharps at home you must put them in a sharps box and must not put them in the household waste. To get rid of the sharps box you can give it to a pharmacist or contact us to organise a free collection.