*Please put in a separate bag.
Sharps (needles, syringes and lancets) are clinical waste and must never be placed in a domestic bin of any type as they can cause injury to recycling and processing operatives.
Your doctor will provide a prescription for a sharps box and they can then be taken to a pharmacy for disposal free of charge.
Sharps boxes can also be purchased from pharmacies.
If you put the wrong materials into your recycling bins or boxes, we won't be able to collect them. It can contaminate our collection and all waste in the lorry may have to go to landfill.
We'll put a non-collection tag on it telling you why it wasn't collected. Please remove the offending item, dispose of it correctly and put your bin or box out on the next collection date.