West Berkshire Council

Clinical Household Waste

Our clinical waste collection service for use by people receiving medical treatment at home

Collection changes over Christmas and New Year

Normal collection dayWill be collected on 

Wednesday 25 December

Tuesday 24 December

Please put bags out on the evening of Monday 23 December ready for collection.

Wednesday 1 January

Thursday 2 January 

Please put bags out on the evening of Wednesday 1 January ready for collection.

Collections will be as normal from Wednesday 8 January 2020.


It's important your clinical waste (which can include items such as bandages, dressings and other disposable medical items) is not put in your normal rubbish bin.
We offer a free collection service for clinical waste which is usually arranged by your GP, hospital, health visitor or district nurse.

  • We'll provide you with orange sacks to contain your clinical waste, and these will be collected every Wednesday. If a bank holiday falls on a Wednesday we will contact you to let you know alternative collection arrangements.
  • For needles or syringes (sharps) we'll provide you with a box to put them in. We'll collect this when it's full up.  Please contact Customer Services  who will arrange collection and delivery of a new box.