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Clinical waste

Domestic clinical waste

Residents who require a clinical waste collection need to contact their Doctor or State Registered Nurse to request a collection from a domestic dwelling.

Clinical waste includes:

  • Blood or other human fluids
  • Excretion
  • Medical items, including sharp instruments, syringes, swabs, bandages and any other waste arising from medical or veterinary use.

Discarded needles and syringes

Needles, syringes and other drug-related items are being increasingly discarded. We will dispose of needles, syringes and other drug-related items safely. For details, see Needles and Syringes.

Which clinical waste do we not collect?

We do not collect sharps from business properties.