Sharps collections

We offer a free collection service for households who need to dispose of used and unused sharps (like needles, syringes and other sharp instruments). You must put sharps in special sharps boxes which are available from us, or on prescription from your GP or healthcare professional.

Use our online form to start, stop or change a sharps collection in Eastbourne or the Lewes district. This also covers clinical waste.

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Sharps are collected from 6AM on Wednesdays, with the following changes over the Christmas period:

  • There will be no collection on Wed 25 December, the collection will instead be carried out on Fri 27 December.
  • There will be no collection on Wed 01 January. Instead, the collection will be carried out on Fri 03 January.

In Eastbourne we collect sharps boxes on Fridays. We can supply you with a new box on your collection day if you need one.