Clinical waste

Separating disposal of clinical waste

Request a collection

If you are registered for the clinical waste service and need a collection, please submit a request. Please see below for the next collection dates.

Clinical Waste Collection Service

Once you have requested a collection you will be contacted within the next 7 days with a date for your collection. Your clinical waste will be collected within 21 days of your request.

Clinical waste, including needles, must be collected separately from your normal rubbish.

We offer a free collection for clinical waste from private homes.

Clinical sacks are collected weekly. Sharps boxes are normally collected on request.

Register for collections

If you are not registered and you need to set up a collection, you will need to ask your doctor or another medical professional to write a letter stating that you need a clinical waste collection. You need to send the letter to:

Recycling & Waste Department
Clinical Waste Collection
Thanet District Council
PO Box 9
Cecil Street


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