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I generate more waste due to a medical condition

It is not the type of waste you would have lying in a bin for 3 weeks. What should I do?

East Renfrewshire Council is licensed to collect low grade clinical waste which includes incontinence pads, nappies and stoma bags. These should be bagged, preferable double-bagged, and put in the grey, non-recyclable waste bin and placed out for collection as normal. Research has shown that there is no increased public health risk where waste is stored for 3 weeks.

 If you think you will require a second or further bin to accommodate the extra waste, you can apply for an Additional Bin .

Waste which poses a risk of infection such as swabs, bandages, dressing etc. should be disposed of by a licensed provider. Your health carer should be able to assist you with further information.

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