Clinical and medical waste collections

We offer free collections of clinical waste if you need to self-medicate at home.

We collect sharps (needles) which you must present for collection in a closed yellow sharps box; we will not collect loose needles or needles presented in any other type of container. Please contact us to arrange a sharps (needles) collection.

We can also collect your yellow bagged clinical waste if we have received a referral for this from York District Hospital.

If you produce any clinical waste, please note:

  • it is your nurse or medical professional’s responsibility to take your clinical waste away for disposal if you have been treated at home
  • we do not provide replacement yellow sharps (needles) boxes - you need to request these from your healthcare provider
  • we do not collect medical waste from businesses, charities or doctors’ surgeries

We can also help you to dispose of other medical waste (dressings and packaging) which may not fit in your normal rubbish bin or recycling boxes; please contact us to discuss how we can help you.

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