Infectious waste

Infectious waste collections

We provide a collection service for infectious medical waste. This is often called 'clinical waste'. If you think you meet the criteria then the first thing to do is speak to your district nurse/doctor. They will then provide you with suitable yellow bags and they will contact us to confirm the collections required. Please note these collections are for infectious waste only.

Collections will vary according to the needs of the patient. Further details will be discussed with the district nurse/doctor.


Needles are often referred to as 'sharps'. Residents using needles (such as diabetics) will be using a 'sharps container' for disposal. We will arrange safe and free disposal of these containers. You have two choices:

  1. You can bring your containers direct to our depot at Jubilee Building, Unit B Fleming Road, Harrowbrook Industrial Estate, Hinckley LE10 3DU. The depot is open Monday to Thursday 8.30am until 5pm and Friday 8.30am until 4.30pm
  2. If you have three or more containers, then we can collect them from your home. You do have to be at home when we visit. You can't leave these items outside. We collect on Wednesdays from 7am until 4pm. To organise the collection for a particular Wednesday, please contact us no later than 5pm the Monday before. We can't give you a specific time for collection

Get needles box collected

We realise there may be exceptional circumstances, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

To obtain replacement containers you will need to see your medical practitioner because these items will require a prescription.

Last updated: ‎18‎/‎02‎/‎2019‎ ‎10‎:‎53‎