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Medicines

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  • Unopened, unused and out-of-date medicines should be returned to pharmacies for disposal.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.

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