Clinical Waste

Clinical Waste

Domestic clinical waste can include incontinence products, used dressings/bandages or any item which may be soiled by blood or bodily fluids. It is very important that this type of waste is assessed and categorised by a medical professional to ensure it is disposed of appropriately. Collection is arranged as a result of a referral by the hospital, GP or Health Visitor.

How do I obtain the service?

In order to be eligible for the clinical waste collection service your waste must be classed as Infectious. In order for an assessment to be made your healthcare professional should be directed to Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80 or to the on-line Healthcare Request Form (Opens in a New Window)

Nottinghamshire County Council will only process a request for a clinical waste collection if the form has been completed by a Healthcare professional.

Once an assessment of the waste has been made Nottinghamshire County Council will confirm to Broxtowe Borough Council whether you are eligible to be included on the clinical waste collection service. Broxtowe Borough Council will then contact you by letter to inform you of the outcome of the assessment.

Guidelines on the use of our service

If your waste has been categorised as Infectious and requires collection through the clinical waste service the following applies:

  • You will be given orange sacks and the waste will be collected weekly
  • Sacks must be left in an outside location on the day of collection by 6.30am
  • A new sack will be left when the full one is collected.  The Council can suspend collection for short periods of time if requested to do so, e.g. if you go on holiday or to hospital
  • The sack must be tied at the top and not weigh more than 4kg (two thirds full).

If your waste has been categorised as non-infectious and does not need collecting as part of the clinical waste service it should to be wrapped (free of solids/liquids were possible) and placed in your black bin for collection with your general residual waste.

If you require additional bin capacity to assist you then please contact the Council.

Sharps Collection

An orange or yellow lidded sharps box requiring a clinical waste collection is provided to patients by their Health Specialist. A formal referral from a Health Specialist for the collection of your box is not required.

Residents requiring a sharps collection will be required to complete and return to the Council the Sharps Collection Form (.pdf) (59.7KB) (Opens in a New Window) before a collection will be provided. Once the proforma has been received you will be added to our collection list.

As a collection of a sharps box is not normally needed on a weekly basis you should contact the Council to arrange a collection at least one week before a collection is required.

Your Health Specialist will need to continue to supply you with a replacement box. A replacement box will not be left by the Council on collection day.

To arrange a sharps collection please contact 0115 917 7777.

tel: 0115 917 7777