Clinical Waste

Clinical Waste

Clinical waste


Should you be treated within your home by a Healthcare professional, it is the Healthcare Professional’s responsibility to remove all clinical waste.

What is clinical waste?

Clinical waste is waste which is produced by a resident who is self medicating a medical condition within their own home.  

This includes:-

  • Human tissue
  • Blood or bodily fluids
  • Excretions
  • Drugs or pharmaceutical products
  • Swabs or dressings
  • Syringes, needles or other sharp instruments

To qualify for the above collections you will need to complete a form which will need to be signed by your GP/Healthcare Professional. 

Please call 01229 876543 to speak to a member of the Streetcare Team who will arrange to visit you at your own home within 48 hours.

Disposal of Clinical waste 

All hazardous clinical waste must only be collected and incinerated by a specialist company, Barrow Borough Council currently use FCC by staff who are trained to collect the waste in a licensed vehicle.

Non hazardous clinical waste can be deposited in your black bin. To reduce the risk of leakage or contamination and reduce any odours - please double bag the waste. 

Sharps/syringes within a private household

 These must be contained within the appropriate sharps box which can be obtained and disposed of at your GP/local chemist.

Arrangements can be made for patients who are found to be housebound.