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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:

  • needles
  • syringes
  • lancets used with finger-pricking devices
  • clippers

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.

Useful websites:

NHS

Diabetes


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 tubes
  • 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 more.

 

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