We offer a free service to households for disposal of clinical waste.

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

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

Services available

Sharps box

Sharps boxes can be obtained via the doctors/hospitals when medication is supplied. Please note we do not provide purple sharps boxes which are used for cancer treatments. These must be requested when the medication is requested, however we can collect them.

We can collect, deliver or exchange sharp boxes when required.

You can choose the day/week of your collection, delivery or exchange, with availability depending on your address.

The following sizes are currently available:

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

Clinical bags

We can set up a regular repeat scheduled collection and/or delivery of clinical waste bags.

We will ask you for details of your needs and will contact you within 7 working days to make arrangements.

Personal care related wastes such as sanitary towels, nappies and incontinence pads, are not considered to be hazardous and do not need to be placed in clinical bags. This is classed as offensive waste and should be disposed of in your black refuse bin/sack.

Arranging your service

Use our online form to arrange a collection, delivery or exchange for either sharps boxes or clinical bags.

Arrange a collection, delivery or exchange

What to do on collection day

Please make sure that sharps boxes are locked and clinical bags tied. Ensure that they are left on your doorstep by 7am on the morning of the collection, unless alternative arrangements have been agreed.

Change or cancel your service

If you have arranged a collection, delivery or exchange and need to amend or cancel, please contact clinical@gravesham.gov.uk.