We provide information, advice and free disposal service for clinical waste from private households.
Clinical waste collections are carred out by a separate collection crew to your household collection, as follows:
- Sharp instruments i.e. needles, etc. - first Thursday of the month
- Clincal waste other than 'sharps' - weekly Thursday collection
Clinical waste must not be placed with your normal refuse, it should be stored in special yellow clinical waste bags, which should be tied/sealed prior to collection. Sharps boxes are provided free of charge for domestic customers, which you can order here.
Non-hazardous clinical/medical waste can be collected as part of the normal domestic waste collection, ie, it can be placed in your wheeled bin. It can only be considered hazardous due to certain medical conditions, whether there is a risk of the transmission of a communicable disease or by the type of waste, eg, hypodermic needles.
You can apply for this service by downloading an application form here and returning the form to the Streetscene Department emailing Streetscenes@burnley.gov.uk. Or you can request a form to be posted out by calling 01282 425011 or emailing the above.