We operate a free fortnightly clinical waste collection service for domestic residents from their property throughout Herefordshire. The service is carried out by a dedicated vehicle and is taken for disposal by incineration at an approved plant.
Only a district nurse or care professional can approve the start of a regular collection of clinical waste and you will need to ask them to arrange an assessment and to contact us to arrange a collection.
Clinical or infectious or hazardous waste includes:
- Soiled medical dressings from a person who has an infection
- Other items which contain bodily fluids, secretions or excretions from a resident suffering with an infectious disease
It does not include
- Yellow Sharps boxes - which should be returned to your GP
- Sanitary products
- Incontinence pads
- Stoma bags
- Catheter waste
which should be double bagged and put in your domestic waste
Clinical or infectious waste should never be mixed with ordinary waste in black bags.