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:

  • syringes
  • catheters
  • 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).

Book or cancel a weekly clinical waste collection

Report a missed collection

Arrange a sharps collection

Use this service to book a one off sharps collection:

Request a sharps collection

Hazardous waste service

Use this service (through the City of London website) to arrange collection of:

  • pesticides
  • petrol
  • paraffin
  • diesel
  • creosote
  • paint strippers

Book Hazardous waste service

Disposal of other items

These items can be thrown in your bin (double bagged):

  • incontinence pads
  • sanitary protection
  • nappies

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
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When broken up, asbestos fibres are a health hazard. So if you’re throwing away an item containing asbestos, please double bag it or wrap it in heavy-duty polythene. We don’t accept asbestos water tanks.

If you’re not sure how to manage asbestos in your house, get advice from a licensed contractor. If you find any rubbish left by the road that you suspect contains asbestos, don’t touch it and report a fly-tipping issue immediately.