Clinical Waste


Clinical waste is any waste which poses a threat of infection to human and is mainly produced by hospitals, doctor surgeries, and vets.  However it also originates from private households.  

Examples of clinical waste include

  • Infectious bodily fluids including blood and tissue.
  • Infected swabs and dressings.
  • Syringes and needles.


You do not need a clinical waste collection for the following types of waste which can be placed in your refuse bin.  These items should be placed in a bin liner and securely tied before placing in your refuse bin.

  • Incontinence products.
  • Stoma bags.
  • Catheter bags.
  • Dressings.

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