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Clinical and medical waste

Please follow the guidance on the Public Health England website if needing to dispose of your household waste in the event of suspected Coronavirus (Covid-19)

You will need to use a special sharps box for getting rid of any needles. These can be provided by your GP or you can buy them from a pharmacy.

Do not put any clinical waste or needles in your general waste bin.

The full boxes must be sealed and taken to participating pharmacies or returned to your GP.

A full list of pharmacies in Gloucestershire where you can return full sharps boxes is available on the Gloucestershire Recycles website.

Non-infectious waste can be double bagged and put in your general waste bin.

If you need a clinical waste collection this will need to be requested by your GP or another healthcare professional.