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Hygiene Waste

Arrangements for hygiene waste, also known as 'san-pro' or 'sanitary' waste

Green bin

Hygiene waste is different to clinical waste. This is because it is classed as 'non-hazardous' (non-infectious). 

Hygiene waste is treated in the same way as general waste. It can be disposed of as normal household waste in your green bin.

Examples of hygiene waste include:

  • Incontinence pads (unless the person has a medical condition that requires them to be treated as hazardous clinical waste)
  • Incontinence bed pads
  • Catheter and stoma bags (drained)
  • Wound dressings (non-infectious)

To avoid leakages, we suggest items are double-bagged.

Extra bin space

If you haven't got enough space in your bin, we may be able to give you an extra one. We will visit you to see what you need and to check the capacity of your current bins. 

Upon request, we can give you some 'Tiger' sacks for free. 

Green bins for hygiene waste are emptied fortnightly (at the same time as green bins for household waste). For a charge, we can provide weekly collections. 

To request extra bin space, you can: