Healthcare waste

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 
  • Nappies
  • Sanitary products
  • Incontinence pads
  • Animal faeces
  • Condoms
  • 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.


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