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Clinical waste


Incontinence pads, where there is no health risk, may be disposed of in your normal wheeled bin. If this causes a problem of capacity due to the alternate week collection arrangements, please complete a short online application form  as you may be entitled to an additional bin.


We collect clinical waste in two ways, the first way is through the use of sharps boxes for residents who self medicate using needles and the second method is through yellow sacks, which is for other clinical waste such as renal dialysis waste and other waste that poses a risk of infection.

You should first talk to your nursing staff or GP about whether your clinical waste needs secure and separate disposal and then we can arrange to collect clinical waste from you if you are receiving medical treatment in your own home.

Streetscene employs a contractor, to collect and dispose of clinical waste bags. They will collect on either a weekly or fortnightly basis depending on need. Arrangements for this service are usually made by the local hospital or specialist nurse who will contact Streetscene with details of the customer and their requirements. If you have any queries or concerns please submit an Enquiry Form.

If prescribed by your GP, sharps containers should be returned to the prescribing doctor's practice for disposal.

Visit North Yorkshire Council's website for information on how to dispose of hazardous household waste.

We do not offer this service to businesses or commercial premises.

If you use needles or syringes to treat a medical condition, Sharps containers prescribed by your GP, should be returned to the prescribing doctor's practice for disposal.

If you notice any needles, syringes or other drug related items discarded in your neighbourhood and which may pose a risk to public safety, please let us know by calling 01653 600666.



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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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