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Disposal of Unwanted Medicines

 

Disposal of Unwanted Medicines

With effect from 1st September 2021, Anenta Ltd will manage the contracts for clinical waste collections and returned medicines from community pharmacy sites in West Yorkshire. You will continue to get collections from your current waste contractor (SRCL, Rentokil Initial, or PHS, etc), however all queries related to waste management must now go to Anenta.

Contractors should read the NHSE&I Letter and complete the online form to register your pharmacy.

Anenta will be your single point of contact for clinical and pharmaceutical waste issues. Anenta operate an online system that will allow you to interact with them to make service requests, advise of deficiencies in the service or to simply seek advice in a fully auditable manner.

 

Important Contact Details

For urgent collections or additional stock please contact Anenta:

Tel: 03301 222 143
Email: support@anenta.com

Or, open a service ticket within your online account at www.vector.anenta.com

 

Sip Feeds

Following queries about the return of sip feeds to community pharmacy as waste medicines, NHSE&I has shared the following information in the document below.
 
NHSE&I Guidance: Disposal of Sip Feeds



Disposal of Needles, Syringes and Sharps

Signposting Patients

Patients who request information about the disposal of sharps should be directed to the information from the Local Authority in which they live (see below) or be directed to a pharmacy that accepts waste (after first contacting the pharmacy to confirm they are currently able to accept sharps bins for disposal). 

 

Sharps Bins

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

In response to COVID-19 some pharmacies may currently be unable to able to accept sharps from patients.
 

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.

 

Last Updated: 1st September 2021