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Request a sharps collection

We can collect and dispose of used syringes for you.

Our collection service is free and confidential.

You can arrange a sharps collection or an exchange when your box is nearly full.

What we can collect

We collect used syringes as long as they are contained in an official yellow sharps box.

You can get your first box from your:

  • GP
  • pharmacy
  • chemist
  • hospital

Sharps are collected separately from other waste.

What we cannot collect

We can't collect other medical waste or equipment.

Request a collection

We collect sharps on a Wednesday every week.

Book online

You can arrange a sharps collection or box exchange using our online form.

Request a sharps collection

Other ways to book

You can also arrange a sharps collection or box exchange by:

Before you start

All collections are free and you can arrange to have as many boxes collected as you like.

You'll need to give us:

  • your details
  • whether you need a collection only or a sharps box exchange
  • how many boxes need to be collected or exchanged
  • where the box(es) will be left (if not on your front doorstep)
  • date you need the collection

About your collection

When you have booked your collection you'll need to:

  • leave your sharps box out on a Tuesday evening ready for collection early on Wednesday
  • leave your sharps box on your front doorstep or in another visible place
  • make sure that your box is securely closed - we can't collect it if it is too full or not securely closed

When we collect your full box we'll leave you any empty one. If you leave out multiple boxes we'll leave you a replacement for each one.

Cancel a collection

If you booked using our online form you can log back in and cancel your collection or arrange it for another day.

You can also contact our customer service team or speak to us using our chat service.

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