We have had to change the way that some of our services operate to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

We provide free collections of certain types of clinical waste from residents.

If a health professional treats you at home, it is the responsibility of your health professional to take away any clinical waste (non-sharp items), for example dressings, that result from that specific treatment.

If you are treating yourself at home then clinical waste will be collected by the Council. The following types of waste do not require a separate collection and can be disposed of with your general rubbish. Please ensure the following items are placed in a securely tied bag in your general rubbish container:

  • Home dialysis kits
  • Incontinence pads
  • Medical packaging
  • Nappies and sanitary items
  • Peg'/stomach feeding items
  • Stoma or catheter bags
  • Ulcer and other dressings

If you produce a large volume of this type of waste, it might be possible for you to have an additional wheeled bin. View the new/replacement bin page for further information and how to apply for one.

Any sharp items that are used as part of a medical treatment at home should be placed into a sharps container, in the home, straight after use.  Collection of full sharps containers should be arranged with Tor2. Sharps items include:

  • Blood sugar test needles and strips
  • Clocks
  • Glass insulin vials
  • Insulin pumps
  • Needles and injection cartridges
  • Pens
  • Short plastic feeding tubes
  • Used and unwanted medical syringes
  • Other contaminated medical items

  Request a sharps and clinical waste collections/container

To request a confidential clinical collection from your household please contact TOR2 on 01803 701316.

Collection schedule

Sharps Collections are made on a Monday. Requests taken before noon Thursday will be Collected the following Monday. After noon Thursday, collections will be made the Monday after. Bank Holiday Mondays are not affected, and these will continue as normal.

Residents are able to request replacement or additional sharps container. Following a request containers take 5 working days to delivered. If you requested a new container over 5 working days ago and it has not yet been delivered please call 01803 701316 to report this.

In all cases waste containers are for collection of household waste materials by TOR2 only and should not be requested for any other purpose.

Drugs or other Pharmaceutical products

These items should be returned to your pharmacist for disposal.