Domestic offensive waste
Domestic offensive or hygiene waste is not necessarily clinical waste
Offensive/hygiene waste that is not clinical waste includes non-infectious:
- Minor first aid and self-care waste for example: plasters
- Sanitary products
- Incontinence pads
- Animal faeces
- Soiled animal bedding
- Stoma bags
Offensive/hygiene waste that is not classed as clinical waste can be disposed with your normal refuse, but must be wrapped up thoroughly first.
If offensive/hygiene waste is produced within your home during the course of home treatment administered by a healthcare service provider it is not domestic waste. It is the service provider's responsibility to arrange the collection and disposal of this waste, not the resident's.