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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. Our bulky waste collection service may also be of interest.

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.

It may be necessary that an officer will arrange to visit yourself and the property to carry out a risk assessment and agree a collection point with you. 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 may need to provide supporting evidence for this service of your disability or infirmity to support your application. Acceptable proofs include (but not limited to):

  • Supporting documents from a medical professional.

Medical waste

Medical hygiene waste bins are collected fortnightly alongside your normal rubbish bin. We aim to deliver your medical hygiene waste bin within 10 days of application.

You may be asked to provide supporting evidence for this service of your disability or infirmity to support your application. It may also be necessary for an officer to arrange a visit with yourself. Acceptable proofs include (but not limited to):

  • Supporting documents from a medical professional.

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, disposable 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. This includes any wastes deriving from a person receiving chemotherapy/radiotherapy treatments.
  • 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 732928. 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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