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Sharps box disposal





It is ILLEGAL to dispose of ANY of the above items in your domestic rubbish.

To do so could result in prosecution (EnvironmentalProtection Act 1990).

Patients with Diabetes sharps boxes are collected and replaced with an empty box by the council, as outlined below, for FREE.

If a patient is given a sharp box for any reason other than Diabetes, the council will charge for collection. The cost is £11.23 (as of 01.04.2016).

If patients are given a sharps box (and are NOT diabetic), it should be returned to the department that gave it to them for safe disposal.

Alternatively, patients can contact the Bedford Borough Council on 01234 718060, who will arrange to collect and dispose of the sharps box.


Go online and request collection

  • Click on 'Environment and planning'
  • Click on 'Rubbish, recycling and waste'
  • Click on a link for ' Diabetic waste collection'
  • Fill in form and tick 'Other' box

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