Recycle at home
Recycle out of home
Yes, medicines can be recycled at some out of home recycling points - find out more below.
How to recycle medicines
Unopened, unused and out-of-date medicines should be returned to pharmacies for disposal.
The cardboard box that houses the blister packs can be recycled, as can any paper inserts.
Inhalers should not be put in the waste bin as they contain gases which are harmful to the environment. Instead they can be recycled at any pharmacy.
Do not flush medicines down the toilet.
Good to know
Tablet blister packs can be recycled at pharmacies participating in the TerraCycle Medicine Packet Recycling Programme.