Medical Waste Collections
Kettering Borough Council charges for all clinical waste
collections. Additional bins can be provided for non clinical waste being produced at a household due to a disability or medical condition.
If you obtained your sharps box and needles on prescription using an FP10 Prescription Form then your Doctors Surgery should take this box back for you.
Diabetic patients receiving treatment under the Diabetic Clinic at Kettering General Hospital can return their sharps box to the clinic.
Kettering Borough Council can collect your sharps box for you but there will be a charge for this service.
Clinical Waste Collections (yellow bags)
Kettering Borough Council collects clinical waste on a Wednesday. There is a charge for this service.
Yellow bags are provided for clinical waste and yellow boxes for sharps items.
Patients receiving treatment at home from the NHS should either speak to their District Nurse, contact their Doctors Surgery or the hospital providing the treatment to arrange a collection.
Commercial customers such as Tattoo Studios and Beauticians can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01536 410333 to set up a collection.
Non Clinical Medical Waste (offensive waste)
Waste such as sanitary items, incontinence pads, catheters and stoma bags do not require special treatment and can be put into a general waste bin (black bin). The waste must be triple wrapped before it is put into the bin for hygiene reasons.
If a large amount of this type of waste is created in a household, due to a disability or another medical need, then an additional black bin can be provided.
You will need to fill in an application form before the bin is delivered and your entitlement to this service will be reviewed annually.
For more information email email@example.com or contact a memeber of the Waste Team on 01536 410333