Clinical household waste

Clinical waste can pose a risk of infection. This waste comes from healthcare products. For example, used swabs and bandages. Some clinical waste could be hazardous. For example, medicines, excretion or syringes.

We do not collect clinical waste with your household waste. You should not put any clinical waste in any of your bins. If you get treatment at home, your carer should take any clinical waste away with them.

What to do if you have clinical waste

We work with Essentia Community Services (ECS). They collect clinical waste for our residents. They provide collections of sacks and sharps. Sacks include used swabs, dressings and fluids. Sharps include used syringes or needles.

Contact Essentia Community Services to:

  • arrange a collection for your clinical waste
  • make a change to a scheduled collection
  • cancel a scheduled appointment
  • report a missed collection.

Email them at: Or call them on: 020 7188 9399 to book a collection.

Healthcare items

You can bag healthcare items, like incontinence pads, and put them in your general waste bin. You can order an extra bin for your incontinence pads.

Order an extra general waste bin

To order an extra bin for your healthcare items you will need to:

  • upload a letter from your GP. The letter should outline your need for an extra bin for medical purposes.

Order an extra bin