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Clinical Waste

The council provides a service for the safe collection and disposal of certain types of clinical waste produced by residents in the home and in residential care homes. We will collect, on request, the following items:

  • incontinence pads, stoma bags, dressings and dialysis waste

However, these can only be collected when a community healthcare worker, such as a district nurse, has assessed the type of clinical waste being produced and notified the council by means of a standard form. In most cases a further assessment will be made by the council to decide if a separate collection is required, or if the person can manage the waste within their existing refuse collection arrangements.

Hypodermic needles (sharps) should normally be returned, in an approved sharps box, to the place they were prescribed. Where this is not possible, the council will collect.

There is a charge for collections from residential care homes, but collections from domestic properties are free of charge.

Healthcare professionals should refer to the Derbyshire County and Derby City NHS Primary Care Trust – Operational Procedure for the Safe Management of Healthcare Waste in the Community Setting guidance document.

Complete our online enquiry form.

Phone or text
Tel: 01246 345 345
Text: 07960 910 264

In person
Customer Service Centre
85 New Square
Chesterfield S40 1SN

8.30am to 5pm on Mon, Tue, Thu
10am to 5pm on Wed
8.30am to 4.30pm on Fri
9am to midday on Sat for payments

By post
Chesterfield Borough Council
Town Hall
Rose Hill
Chesterfield S40 1LP

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