Offensive Hygiene Waste

This is non-clinical waste and includes items such as those used to dispose of urine, faeces and other bodily secretions including used disposable bed pans or bed pan liners, incontinence pads, stoma bags and urine containers. It does not include babies nappies or feminine hygiene products.  It can usually be disposed of in your grey bin and will be collected as part of your domestic refuse collection (grey bin).

If your medical condition means a standard (140 litre) grey bin is not big enough you may apply for a larger one free of charge.

In certain circumstances a 240 litre grey bin may not be adequate, for example if you are a large family and someone in your household also has an on-going medical condition. If you think a 240 litre grey bin will not be large enough for you please explain why on your application form. We will assess such requests on an individual basis. We will ask you to provide proof of occupancy for everyone living in your household and may visit your home to ensure the service you receive meets your needs.