Get dangerous or clinical waste collected
We don't collect dangerous items or clinical waste with your regular collections, but we can help you dispose of these or get a specialist collection.
Use this service to arrange a weekly collection of:
- dialysis waste
- contaminated dressing
Clinical waste bags will be collected weekly on a set day. Sharps boxes will be collected once the box is full (please book).
Incontinence pads and stoma bags should normally be doubled-bagged and put into your green wheelie bin unless there are other medical concerns. Stoma bags should be emptied into the toilet first.
When booking a clinical waste collection you'll need a letter signed by your GP, hospital or district nurse first (PDF).
Arrange a sharps collection
Use this service to book a one off sharps collection:
Hazardous waste service
Use this service (through the City of London website) to arrange collection of:
- paint strippers
Disposal of other items
These items can be thrown in your bin (double bagged):
- incontinence pads
- sanitary protection
Take the following to a reuse and recycling centre:
- asbestos (see below)
- car tyres and batteries
- electrical items
- empty gas bottles
- engine oil
- household batteries
- fluorescent tubes and lightbulbs