How to dispose of hazardous waste

Medical waste, sharps and knives

Small knives, table knives, kitchen knives, scissors, pins, needles and similar items should be wrapped to prevent injury and placed with general waste.

Larger or combat knives should be treated as weapons and handed in at a Police station.

The Council provides a free, confidential service for the collection and disposal of domestic medical waste such as swabs, dressings, needles and used syringes.

Report sharps or medical waste for removal