Clinical Waste

The Council does not provide a clinical waste collection and disposal service. Collection and disposal of syringes and sharps on public land will be removed as part of normal street cleansing operations.

If you have a medical condition, which generates waste that must be incinerated under controlled conditions e.g sharp boxes, you should discuss this with your GP or nursing staff as Tendring District Council do not provide a collection or disposal service.

Non-infectious incontinence items are not classed as "Clinical waste" and should be disposed of by placing double wrapped in the normal household refuse collection service black bags.

Syringes and Sharps

Needles, syringes and other drug related items are occasionally discarded in the environment. There are a number of hazards associated with handling these items and we advise members of the public not to pick them up unless it poses an immediate danger to you or other residents.

Please note that any needles, or syringes etc. found on private premises or educational premises (e.g. schools, nurseries, etc.) during working hours should be reported immediately to the premises manager or admin office directly, they should have a procedure in place to arrange for safe collection and disposal.

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Last updated on: 07/09/2017 - 12:10