Domestic Clinical Waste
This page contains information on types of clinical waste
and the collections the Council offers.
Diabetic Sharps Collections
Bedford Borough Council provides a free
collection of diabetic waste for private individuals.
Diabetic sharps boxes are available on prescription from
your GP or Pharmacist.
Diabetic sharps include:
- lancets used with finger-pricking devices
Please DO NOT dispose of sharps in the black bin as needles can
cause injury, and pass on infections.
To request a collection of a diabetic sharps box from your
property please complete the
diabetic sharps waste collection online
form or alternatively call 01234 718060.
Domestic Clinical Waste Collections
Bedford Borough Council provides a chargeable clinical waste
collection. We recommend that private individuals should contact
their health visitor, district nurse, care assistant, or the
place that supplied the clinical sacks/sharps box, who may be able
to arrange an alternative.
Bedford Borough Council collects the following from domestic
households (charges apply):
- Clinical waste (infectious) e.g. swabs, dressings and
- Sharps e.g. needles
Collections for commercially generated clinical, offensive and
hygiene waste including sharps can also be arranged.
Visit our Commercial Clinical waste collections page to find out