Clinical waste

Arrange a collection of clinical waste from your home.

Dedicated collection

Our partner, Essentia, collects clinical waste from resident’s homes. This is separate from our other types of waste and rubbish collection and must be arranged by residents. 

You can request a collection whenever you need one and collections are free.

We can collect

Essentia collects from residents' homes only.

Clinical waste is any waste that consists wholly or partly of:

  • human tissue
  • blood
  • other body fluid
  • prescribed drugs
  • other pharmaceutical products
  • swabs or dressings
  • syringes, needles or other sharp instruments

We cannot take

The service does not take:

  • incontinence pads - put in your black rubbish bin
  • medication that’s out of date - return it to your local pharmacy and do not put it in your bins

Request or cancel a collection

Contact Essentia Community Services to arrange a collection or cancel an existing booking.



020 7188 9399

Last Modified: 14/12/2023 13:23:30

Environment and waste

Contact us about environment and waste issues.

Address: Guildhall 2
High Street
Kingston upon Thames

Telephone: 020 8547 5002