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Clinical waste disposal


We provide free collection of clinical waste to homes where residents are undergoing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD). Residents do not need to apply directly to us for this service. The hospital should contact us on the residents behalf to arrange collection.

Our clinical waste collector SITA collects the waste each week from the property in specially provided sacks. A new supply of sacks will be provided each week at the same time the waste is collected. Ensure your waste is placed out for collection by 7am.

To ensure safe handling, transportation and disposal it is important that the sacks are not overfilled (not filled more than two thirds full) and are securely tied.

Note that the clinical waste collection service should not be used to dispose of incontinence pads; these should be double bagged and placed into the residual black sack waste.

Holiday arrangements

The scheduled collection day for CAPD waste is Monday for Medway residents. As this falls on bank holidays, SITA will contact you with an alternative day to collect your waste.

Missed collection

Any missed CAPD waste collections will be collected if reported within 24 hours. Report a missed collection.

Diabetic sharps disposal service

Working in partnership with pharmacies across the borough we offer a diabetic sharps disposal service.

Any used needles once placed into a yellow sharps box can be returned to any of the participating chemists below:


Chemist                            Address Area            Postcode  Contact telephone
Sainsbury's    Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre Hempstead ME7 3PB 01634 360256
Delmergate 21 Street End Road Chatham ME5 0AA 01634 402108
Paydens 139 New Road Chatham ME4 4PT 01634 404142
Delmergate 163 Wayfield Road Chatham ME5 0HD 01634 841967
Fenns  10 Walderslade Road Walderslade ME5 9LR 01634 863819
Co-op High Street Gillingham ME7 1AQ 01634 851683
Fenns 33-35 Parkwood Green Gillingham ME8 9PW 01634 235880
Merlin 54 Silverweed Road Walderslade ME5 0QX 01634 861683
Phoenix 373 Maidstone Road Rainham ME8 0HX 01634 232079
Brompton Pharmacy 3 High Street Brompton ME7 5AA 01634 818499
Marshlands Pharmacy Miller Way Wainscott ME2 4LP 01634 297580
Marshlands Pharmacy 7 Parkside Parade Cliffe Woods  ME3 8HX 01634 222021
Merlin 364 City Way Rochester ME1 2BQ 01634 842789
Karsons Pattens Lane Rochester  ME4 6JR 01634 843177
Palmers 98 Palmerston Road Chatham ME4 5SJ 01634 845624
Delmergate 21 Shirley Avenue Rochester   ME5 9UR 01634 303110
Coles 29 Darnley Road Strood  ME2 2EU 01634 718508
Medimart Wells Road Strood ME2 2PW 01634 714455
Williams 88 Frindsbury Road Strood ME2 4HY 01634 718221
Bryant Road Pharmacy Bryant Road Strood ME2 3EP 01634 718039
Knights 39 Knights Road Hoo ME3 9DT 01634 250882
Lloyds Pharmacy Kestrel Road Lordswood ME5 8TH 01634 863372
Spensley Twydall Shops Twydall ME8 6JX 01634 231809
Hempstead Pharmacy 148b Hempstead Road Hempstead ME7 3QE 01634 376674
Paydens Balmoral Gardens Gillingham ME7 4PN 01634 581815
Woodlands Medical Practice Woodlands Road Gillingham ME7 2BU 01634 570161
Karsons 69-71 City Way Rochester ME1 2BA 01634 405700
Sturdee Avenue Pharmacy 46 Sturdee Avenue Gillingham ME7 2HN 01634 851616
Island The Edgeway, St Mary's Island Chatham ME4 3EP 01634 819207
Ryders Pharmacy 130 High St, Rochester Rochester ME1 1JT 01634 842838


Find further information regarding clinical waste, visit DEFRA's health care site.