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Domestic clinical waste

Domestic clinical waste collection service

Adur & Worthing Council Services offer a free weekly clinical waste collection for domestic properties. We can collect:

  • Bandages
  • Incontinence Pads
  • Needles
  • Stoma bags
  • Sharps

None of these items can be put in your normal household waste or taken to tips (household waste recycling sites).

Clinical Waste is collected weekly on a set day and we can provide you a sharps box or bag as required which we will replace each time when we collect your clinical waste.

We do not collect nappies - see nappies below

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Nappies - Real Nappy Initiative

Modern cloth nappies are less expensive and good for your baby as well as being environmentally friendly:

  • about eight million disposable nappies are thrown away every day in the UK
  • most of these end up being buried in landfill sites
  • we all have to pay for this waste to be disposed of
  • it is becoming more expensive as we run out of holes to fill

Good for your baby

Modern cloth nappies have come a long way since the old-style terry that required lots of pinning. They are available now in a wide range of sizes and styles and are shaped, fitted and fasten easily without the need for pins.

Great for your pocket

You could save up to £500 per child by using washable nappies. They have biodegradable liners which can be flushed down the toilet and the nappies can be washed in a normal washing machine, with no boiling or scrubbing necessary.

Excellent for our environment

Disposable nappies make up approximately five per cent of all household rubbish. In West Sussex, we are throwing away 77,000 disposable nappies every day. Almost all nappy waste is buried in landfill sites, producing methane which is a powerful greenhouse gas.

Find out more ...

For information and advice about nappies and reducing their impact on the environment see:

See also:

For business advice please contact the Recycling, Refuse and Waste team (see contact details right).

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