Clinical Waste collections
Clinical waste is normally collected from domestic premises at the request of the Health Authority, health centres, dentists, doctors, district nurses, veterinary practices etc.
Yellow bags are provided for this purpose; they are collected and taken for incineration, as the nature of the waste requires.
Collections are made on a Wednesday each week with the frequency of collections being made to fit in with the amount of waste that is generated.
Clinical waste is defined in the Controlled Waste Regulations 1992. It means any waste which consists wholly or partly of:
- human or animal tissue
- blood or bodily fluids
- drugs or other pharmaceutical products
- swabs or dressings or
- syringes, needles or other sharp instruments which unless rendered safe may prove hazardous to any person coming into contact with it
- any other waste arising from medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or similar practice, investigation, treatment, care teaching or research, or the collection of blood for transfusion, being waste which may cause infection to any person coming into contact with it.
If a collection is requested by anyone other than the Health Authority the person or a commercial concern making the request will be charged for the service with the precise classification of the waste determining the method for it's disposal.
We can supply 80ltr plastic sacks and 5ltr plastic sharp boxes with the following charges being made for the supply and Wednesday collection of the containers:
- 80ltr plastic sack for any Clinical Waste except for sharps - £17.10 per properly sealed sack
- 5ltr plastic box for sharps and small clinical waste items - £26.16 per sealed box
Non - Hazardous Waste
If the waste is non hazardous as is usually the case with sanitary towels, nappies and incontinence pads when they originate from a healthy population it is described as "Offensive Waste" which is suitable for land filling without further treatment as long as it is appropriately bagged and sealed (e.g. contained in at least 3 layers of plastic bags to prevent leakage).
It is acceptable for householders for place this waste in there residual waste container (black bin).
If there is too much of this waste for it to be contained in the Black Bin the Waste Collection we may be able to arrange for the provision of an additional container.
The supply of any additional container will be the subject of annual review and completion of appropriate Waste Transfer Note and Kettering Borough Council may make a charge for the supply and emptying of this container.
If you would like further information please contact our Waste Team on 01536 410333. Alternatively you can email the Waste Team.
Last updated: 16/04/2013