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Clinical waste we won't collect | Clinical Waste | Birmingham City Council

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Clinical waste we won't collect

  • cytotoxic waste - from specific cancer treatments, including needles, tubes and vials that may contain such fluids. The Healthcare Professional will arrange for an alternative waste contractor to collect.
  • radio-active waste
  • medical instruments
  • larvae - (live) used in the treatment of medical conditions
  • medical specimens / tissue
  • body parts
  • pharmaceuticals or drugs, including vials- these can be taken back to the pharmacy
  • highly contagious / infectious materials
  • foetal tissue and placentas (from home births)
  • unused medicines and unused medical aerosols - please treat these as pharmaceuticals
  • blood products
  • loose sharps and syringes