Photographs showing bags of clinical waste piled at three health centres in North Lanarkshire have been posted on social media.
The images – from Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld – showed bags of waste on top of large waste containers.
It comes after the collapse of the firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES), which had previously processed clinical waste across Scotland.
NHS Lanarkshire said the waste had since been removed and posed no risk.
Following the collapse of HES in December,