Overview

We offer a free collection service to households for your used needles and medical bags. If you have used sharps and/or clinical bags, we can collect them and get rid of them for you.

We offer three services:

  • Exchanges (in partnership with Rentokil-Initial Services) - we can set up a weekly collection and delivery service for your sharps box or medical bags.
  • Collection only - if you would like a one-off collection of a sharps box or clinical bag, we can arrange this for you.
  • Delivery only - if you are a new user and need a one-off delivery of a sharps box or clinical bag, we will arrange this for you.

There is more than one size of sharps box available. They come in:

  • Travel size – 500ml
  • Small – 1 litre
  • Medium - 5 litres
  • Large – 11.5 litres

Please note that pharmacies in Gravesham do not accept clinical waste.

If you're in a nursing home the nursing home should arrange the clinical collections through whoever normally collects their waste.

Exchanges

In partnership with Rentokil-Initial Services, we can set up a weekly collection and delivery service for your sharps box or medical bags. Your used box will be collected and then replaced with a new one.To request a regular exchange and delivery of a sharps box or medical bags, use our online form below.

Once you've filled the form out Rentokil-Initial Services will contact you within nine working days to arrange your exchange date. If Rentokil-Initial Services have not contacted you in this time you'll need to let us know by using our online form.

Collection only

If you would like a one-off collection of a sharps box or clinical bag, we can arrange this for you.

To request a collection, use our online form below.

We will contact you within five working days to arrange your collection date.

Delivery only

If you need a one-off delivery of a sharps box or clinical bag, we will arrange this for you.

To request a delivery, use our online form below.

We will contact you within five working days to deliver your sharps box and/or clinical bag.