Sharps, Syringes and Clinical Waste
Syringes and needles
Due to lockdown restrictions all our drop off locations are shut. You can register for our collection service by completing our online book a sharps/clinical collection form. This service can be used as a one off while the drop off locations are closed.
DO NOT place them in your refuse bin as this can cause injury to the collection crews.
Please take your used syringes to any of the following drop off points:
- Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent TN23 1PL; Currently closed
- Ashford Gateway Plus, Church Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1AS; Currently closed
- Ashford Borough Council, Tenterden Gateway, 2 Manor Row, Tenterden TN30 6HP. Currently closed
Please note that we don’t supply the sharps box. Your doctor can provide you with one.
If you have needles that have been used for a non-medical purpose please call KCA on 01795 590635. They cover the following areas: Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Faversham, Gravesham, Shepway, Sittingbourne and Thanet.
If you find syringes on someone else's land, you should report it to the land owner.
We can also collect other medical (infectious) waste from domestic properties in the borough. This type of clinical waste should not be mixed with your domestic waste.
If you require a clinical waste collection, please register for the service by using our online book a sharps/clinical collection form.
Please note we only collect from domestic properties. Nursing homes and medical establishments should make arrangements with their waste contractor.
Incontinence pads and nappies don’t need a special collection. These items can go in your grey refuse bin.