Clinical Waste

Clinical waste collections over Christmas / New Year 2017 / 18.

The only clinical waste collection which will change are those on Tuesday 26th December which will be collected on Wednesday 27th December.

Mid Sussex District Council provides a free Clinical Waste Collection Service (EWC 20 01 99) for residents. Collections are made weekly, fortnightly, and monthly or on request as required.

The service includes the provision of clinical waste sacks (either yellow with a black stripe or orange depending on the type of waste) and yellow lidded sharps boxes (for sharps such as epi-pens and diabetic syringes).

If you require a clinical waste collection to be set up please download, print and complete the Clinical Waste Collection Application Form If you are not able to download the form please contact us and we can send you one.

To ensure we understand the type of waste we are collecting we require your Community Nurse, GP or Consultant to indicate the type of waste being produced and to sign the form.

We are aware that some GP practices will not complete this form. If you find this to be the case please note this on your form, complete as much as you can yourself and return the form to us.

Once we have processed your completed form we will contact you to confirm the provision of the service for you and to arrange the details of the collection.

If you require an urgent collection and are not able to get your medical practitioner to complete the form beforehand, or if you have any issues getting the form completed, please contact us and we may be able to help.  

Please note that if your circumstances change you may be required to complete an additional form.

Data Protection

We collect the data on the Clinical Waste Application Form in order to provide you with a legally compliant collection of clinical waste. Information will only be used by Mid Sussex District Council and its employees in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Mid Sussex District Council will not supply information to any other organisation or individual except to the extent permitted by the Data Protection Act and which is required or permitted by law in carrying out any of its proper functions.

Collection of bags/boxes

If you are already a customer and you require a collection of clinical waste bags or boxes, or need to report a missed collection, please contact our contractor direct on 01444 419150.


If you require any further information please contact:

Cleansing Services Team
Telephone: 01444 477440