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Disposal of Unwanted Medicines

 

Disposal of Unwanted Medicines

Queries relating to the hazardous waste bins (yellow bins) should be directed to the NHS England West Yorkshire Area Team: 

england.wyat-phes@nhs.net - 0113 825 2700

 

Disposal of needles, syringes and sharps

Some community pharmacies across West Yorkshire are able to accept needles, syringes and sharps for disposal.

These sharps can only be accepted if they are taken to the pharmacy in sealed yellow sharps bins.  Pharmacies are unable to accept loose sharps or sharps that are not in the specified container.

If you do not have a yellow sharps bin then these are available on prescription from the professional who prescribed you the needles, syringes or sharps.

Do not use other bins

You should not put used needles or other sharps:

- in your household waste bin or any other general refuse bin

- in a container that's no longer needed, such as a drinks can or bottle

 

A list of pharmacies providing this service can be found on the link below:

Pharmacies Disposing of Diabetic Sharps

 

The above list was updated in October 2018.  If your pharmacy appears on this list and you no longer accept sharps or if you do accept sharps and your pharmacy details are omitted, please advise info@cpwy.org.

If you do not have a sharps bin, but would like to offer this service, please contact NHS England West Yorkshire Area Team.  Contact details can be found above.

 

This service is for people who have been prescribed needles, syringes or sharps.  If you have found needles or syringes in a public area then you should contact your local council to arrange disposal.