Our administration offices and some services are closing from 4pm on Thursday 21 December and will reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2024.
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Medical waste such as needles and sharps, items related to COVID-19 (including Rapid Antigen Tests and disposable masks), and other items contaminated with bodily fluids need to be disposed of with care. See below for disposal details on some medical wastes.
Find out how to dispose of your used disposable nasal swabs properly. Unfortunately, for the most part, Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) can't be recycled.
Details on disposal facilities for community sharps (needles and injecting equipment), what you should do if you find community sharps and preventing the risk of injury to people in the community.
How to dispose of your disposable face masks correctly and safely. It is recommended that you place your single use mask in a sealed bag (if possible) before placing it in a general waste bin.