South Hams District Council provides a clinical waste collection for High Grade waste.

High Grade Waste, which requires a clinical collection.

  • infectious human or animal tissue.
  • infectious blood or other bodily fluids.
  • infectious swabs or dressings.
  • any waste classed as infectious.

To arrange a collection of High Grade Waste, please use this form.

Low Grade Waste does not require a clinical collection. All Low Grade Waste can be disposed of in your household waste.

Please double-bag before putting in your grey bin. 

  • empty bedpans.
  • incontinence pads.
  • empty stoma bags.
  • empty urine containers.
  • non-infectious swabs or dressings.
  • other waste classed as non-infectious.

For more information about Healthcare Waste, please see the NHS leaflet on the right-hand side of the page.