Collections are on a Wednesday (refuse week). Collection dates are subject to change over holiday periods.
If you have been prescribed medication by your GP or hospital and would like to arrange a collection, please contact the Refuse Team.
Healthcare waste which is infectious or hazardous is classed as 'clinical waste' and must be collected separately for safe disposal. Your doctor or nurse will advise if your waste should be collected separately and provide you with a coloured sack to put it in, this will usually be orange.
Clinical waste includes:
We no longer collect incontinence pads. These should be double bagged and placed in your black wheelie bin for rubbish. If your black bin is too small for your medical needs, please contact us.
Healthcare waste that is not hazardous or infectious can be put in your normal rubbish bin. This includes:
A 'sharps box' is for used and unused syringes and needles. You can ask for your sharps box to be collected using our online form.
Alternatively you can drop your yellow sharps box at Fordwater Trading Estate, Ford Road, Chertsey, KT16 8HG Monday to Friday 5am to 4.30pm. We do not supply replacement sharp boxes. You can get these from your GP or district nurse.