Chelmsford City Council

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Clinical waste collection

Our waste and recycling collections are currently running as normal, with no disruptions. Household recycling centres, which are run by Essex County Council, are currently closed.

Request a collection

We provide a free clinical waste collection service for residential properties within the Chelmsford area.

The company Medisort collect the yellow sacks for clinical waste on our behalf.

You can use the yellow sacks for:

  • human tissue
  • blood and other bodily fluids
  • swabs and dressings

We only collect syringes, needles or other sharps if they are in a prescription empty sharps container. You can get an empty sharps container from your GP or other healthcare provider.

To request a clinical waste collection, you will need:

  • your name, address and contact details

Medisort will contact you to tell you the outcome of your request, and agree how often they will make a collection.

If you need to dispose of incontinence waste, you can request an incontinence waste collection.

If you already receive an assisted collection, you will automatically receive an assisted collection for the clinical waste.

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    Last updated: 25 March 2020

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