South Northants Council pick up infectious clinical waste from homes free of charge every week and also provide a separate service for needles and syringes.
Needles and syringes must be placed in a sharps box provided by the surgery on prescription. You must never place syringes or needles in your blue recycling bin.
To arrange a collection please call 01327 322093. Collections are on Tuesdays only and must be booked by 4:00pm on Monday for the collection to take place the following day.
Other healthcare related waste, such as incontinence pads, stoma bags, plasters and non-infectious dressings, should be double bagged in plastic bags and placed into your black bin.
If you find any needles and syringes in a public area please report it to South Northants Council Customer Services on 01327 344344.
Further information can be found on the South Northants Council website