We offer a free clinical waste collection service.
Clinical waste must be collected and disposed of separately to your general waste. It must not be placed in your grey bin.
Our service is for Preston residents only.
If you have been treated in your home by a medical professional, they must make arrangements for the waste produced to be collected
We do not collect clinical or medical waste from businesses, charities or doctors surgeries.
We collect the following:
We do not collect:
Please note: These items should be double bagged and disposed of in your grey general waste bin. If you need more space, you can apply for a bigger bin.
Please note: These should be placed in your red or yellow lidded recycling bin or grey general waste bin as appropriate, unless it is contaminated or packaging from cytotoxic/cytostatic drugs.
* unused drugs or medicines can be return to the pharmacy for disposal
To register for our clinical waste collection service complete the following online form:
You will be contacted by us within 3 working days to arrange:
* you will be provided with the appropriate containers. Used containers will be replaced at each collection and usually on a one for one basis.
We will contact you if a separate clinical waste collection is not appropriate.
Collections are not advertised and your details are only shared with our collection contractor. Our collection contractor will make every effort to ensure collections are made discreetly, quickly, at the agreed time and without attracting attention.
If you run out of containers, you will need to contact us. We will arrange for the supply of further containers and assess if you need more frequent collections.
If the collection contractor doesn't collect your waste, you should contact us the day after the collection was due. We will make arrangements with the contractor to return for your waste.
You can cancel your collections the following ways: