This includes used syringes, needles and cartridges and is classified as a hazardous waste. Sharps should always be disposed of in a dedicated sharps container to prevent any risk of contracting blood-borne viruses. Never put sharps into your household bins or in your orange or yellow bag with other clinical waste. If you do this we will not be able to collect your waste.
Sharps containers will be collected by a specialist contractor on behalf of Walsall Council. This includes purple lidded containers containing cytotoxic or cytostatic sharps.
If you need to dispose of sharps containers you need to complete an application form telling us what waste you produce. If you use a purple lidded container (cytotoxic or cytostatic sharps) you must make this clear on your form otherwise we will not be able to collect your container.
Once you are registered with us your sharps container will be exchanged on request. You can either call our Contact Centre on 01922 653344 or e-mail Cleanandgreen@walsall.gov.uk to arrange this. Sharps containers are usually exchanged on Tuesday’s.
We may visit your home to ensure the service you receive meets your needs. Your details (name, address, telephone number and collection point) will be shared with our contractor and will be processed in line with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.