Arrange clinical waste collections

We offer a free weekly domestic clinical waste collection service to Oxford city residents only. We do not offer this service to commercial properties.

We offer three types of collections:

  • Non-hazardous waste - collected in your green general waste bin: This includes waste such as nappies, incontinence pads and sanitary items. These do not require special treatment so can be placed, bagged, in your general waste bin. Please note: this service does not need to be approved by a health care professional. We can provide a larger or additional general waste bin to accommodate this waste if required – please contact us for further information.
  • Hazardous waste – collected in orange sacks: This includes waste such as wound dressings, bandages and swabs. This waste needs to be disposed of safely in order to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Sharps – collected in yellow sharps boxes provided by your healthcare provider: This includes waste such as needles and syringes. These cannot be placed in your general waste bin even if they have not been used. They need to be disposed of safely.

To ensure this service is provided to those who require it, we conduct an annual review on all households registered to receive our clinical waste collection.

To apply for clinical waste collections, please complete the Clinical Waste Application Form. Please note: forms must be signed off and returned to us through your health care professional.

For further information regarding clinical waste collections, please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.