Health and medical waste
We can provide an additonal bin for the use of non-infectious medical waste such as incontinance pads and bandages. This bin must not be used for infectious medical waste, this must be removed by your local health care provider. It should also not be used for general household waste. This bin will be collected on the same day as your green household waste bin.
If you have any leftover unused medicines, please take it to your local pharmacy. The pharmacy team will be able to dispose of the medicines in a safe way.
You should not put medicines in the bin, down the sink or toilet, or give to a friend. It is especially important to dispose of antibiotics correctly. We should treat antibiotics carefully to ensure that they stay working for when we really need them.
And remember, if you are prescribed antibiotics you should always complete the course, even if you start to feel better, unless you are told to stop by a healthcare professional.