Clinical waste

Household clinical waste

Clinical waste is any waste which poses a threat of infection to humans. The term also includes drugs or other pharmaceutical products.

Clinical waste is mainly produced by hospitals, health clinics, doctors' surgeries and veterinary practices, but also arises from some residential homes, nursing homes and private households.

Incontinence wear/pads should be double bagged and placed out with your domestic waste, on your usual day of collection.

Examples of clinical waste include; human or animal tissue, blood, bodily fluids (where contaminated with blood or you have been advised you have an infectious condition), drugs or pharmaceutical products, swabs or dressings, syringes, needles (including sharps boxes) or sharp instruments.

To arrange a clinical waste collection (household), you will need to contact:

Ealing customer services
Telephone: 020 8825 6000
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

You will need to provide the following information:

  • your name, address and telephone number
  • type of waste to be collected
  • number of sacks