Clinical Waste

Non Clinical Medical Waste

Hygiene / offensive Waste is non-clinical waste which can comprise of sanitary towels, nappies and incontinence pads (known collectively as sanpro waste). This waste is not considered hazardous when it originates from a healthy population. Such waste produced by a domestic household should be triple wrapped and placed in the normal black bin.

If a large amount of offensive waste is being produced at a household an additional general waste bin can be supplied. The need for an additional bin in these circumstances will be assessed by an officer and each case will be looked at on an individual basis. The following circumstances will be considered:

Where one or more adults in the household have a condition that causes them to produce a large amount of incontinence pads, adult nappies, soiled clothing and/or bedding.

There are two or more children in the household, under the age of two that wear disposable nappies.

There are one or more children in the household with a medical condition that causes them to produce a large amount of nappies, soiled clothing and/or bedding.

Householders or carers are required to complete an application form before the additional bin can be delivered, in order to have a record of why the additional bin is being supplied. Bins issued on medical grounds or for children in nappies will be reviewed on an annual basis and may require a visit from an officer for assessment, if deemed necessary.

For more information email refuseandrecycling@kettering.gov.uk