Clinical Waste Disposal

Clinical waste is any waste which poses a threat of infection to humans. The term also includes drugs or other pharmaceutical products.

Clinical waste is mainly produced by hospitals, health clinics, dentists' and doctors' surgeries and veterinary practices, but also arises from residential homes, nursing homes and private households.

Examples of clinical waste include:

  • human or animal tissue
  • blood or other bodily fluids
  • excretions
  • drugs or other pharmaceutical products
  • swabs or dressings
  • syringes, needles or other sharp instruments

There is a charge depending on the amount of sacks or sharp boxes of commercial waste collected.

A commercial waste contract and waste transfer documentation must be completed prior to any collection. This can be organised by contacting our depot at Cavendish Road.

There is no charge for removal of clinical waste from domestic properties.

Collections are normally made Monday to Friday.

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Clinical waste enquiry


Environmental Operational Services
Stevenage Borough Council Depot
Cavendish Road

01438 218803