Clinical household waste including sharps

We are able to collect sharps and other clinical waste.

Our collection service is free and confidential.

Sharps

Call us to arrange a sharps collection or an exchange. You can do this when your sharps box is nearly full.

Sharps are collected separately from other clinical waste. We collect them from sealed yellow topped containers which we’ll provide free of charge.

We can arrange to collect sharps from any convenient location to you or can knock on your door if you prefer.

If you require any other type of sharps box these will need to be prescribed by your GP.

Other clinical waste

Regular collections

We collect infectious waste from your garden or at the front of your property.  Collections start at 7am.

Incontinence pads should go in your general waste.

You should:

  • keep the waste separate from your normal bins and recycling
  • put the waste in an orange sack
  • not overfill the orange sack
  • tie the orange sack securely
  • use a second bag if waste is wet and heavy

Arrange an infectious waste collection

To arrange regular collections for other clinical waste, speak to your healthcare professional. Let your healthcare professional know where you’d like this picked up from.

Call us to cancel a regular collection.

Occasional collections

You may want a one-off collection, for example for home births or visitors.

Call us to arrange a one-off collection. 

Contact information

Bins and Recycling services (100TS)

PO Box 3176

Bristol, BS3 9FS

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am until 6pm.

Closed 12pm to 1.30pm Wednesdays for staff training

Email: waste.services@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 922 2100