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Too much for the bin or need help?

For more information and tips on reduce and reuse please visit Worcestershire County Council's waste prevention website Let's Waste Less.

If you have an occasional excess of rubbish or recycling you can take it to one of the household recycling sites (tips) or one of the recycling banks in the district.

Too much recycling

You can leave additional recycling out for collection with your green bin in untied bags or open boxes (so the crews can empty them in to the lorry).

If you regularly have extra recycling you can order an extra recycling bin. We aim to deliver bins within 2 weeks, occasionally we may not be able to meet this time frame but we will continue to collect your extra recycling on your normal day if left out in untied bags or open boxes.  If you have not received your bin within 4 weeks please get in touch using our feedback form and quote your original report number.

Check what you can put in your recycling bin. Please note we are not able to empty a recycling bin that has non recyclable items in it. 

Assisted collection (special collection point)

If you are unable to put your bins out for collection due to disability or infirmity and do not have anyone living in the house who can move the bins for you, we offer an assisted collection service, where we will collect and return your bins to an agreed point.

If your application is successful, your assisted collection service will start the week of your next black bin collection. Your rubbish and recycling bins will continue to be collected on their regular day from the new agreed place.

You will need to upload proof of your disability or infirmity to support your application. Acceptable proofs include (but not limited to):

  • Copy of blue badge
  • Proof of attendance allowance/personal independence payment (PIP)/disability living allowance (DLA)
  • Supporting letter from nurse/doctor

Medical waste

Medical hygiene waste bins are collected fortnightly alongside your normal rubbish bin. We aim to deliver your medical hygenie waste bin within 10 days of application. However, we are currently experiencing issues achieving these time frames, we are working hard to resolve this as soon as possible.

Medical hygiene waste is produced by a non-infectious person with a medical need and includes:

  • Medical items of disposable equipment such as gowns, gloves, plaster casts,
  • Colostomy/stoma bags, catheter bags and urine bottles,
  • Giving sets and feeding tubes,
  • Human waste (faeces), incontinence pads, bed and chair pads, nasal secretions, sputum, urine, disposalable bed pans and liners, vomit and soiled human bedding.

Wherever possible items should be emptied before being bagged and put in your bin.

What can't go in your medical waste bin

  • Clinical, medicinal, hazardous or infectious wastes or sharp items such as needles cannot be put in the medical hygiene waste bin, speak to your medical provider for disposal of these items.
  • Normal sanitary product waste, nappies, or pet waste, this should be double bagged and put in your black bin.

It is recommended that all medical hygiene waste products are double-bagged and tied before placing in the bin.

Cardboard and rigid plastic packaging can be recycled through your green wheelie bin. Full details of what can be recycled can be found on our what goes in which bin webpage.

More information on recycling Nutricia plastics is available on the Nutricia website.

We are unable to recycle PVC and Polystyrene; these should be put in your black rubbish bin.

If you require an additional green recycling bin this can be ordered at the same time as your medical bin.

You can one using our My Wyre Forest online portal or app, or by calling Operational Services on 01562 732528. You will be asked to sign to confirm your need for medical hygiene waste removal. A bin will be issued to your property which should only be used for medical hygiene waste and not for normal household waste.

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