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Medicine packaging

How to dispose of medicine packaging.

Various types of medicine packaging, including tubes, a bottle and blister packs.

These can be disposed of at home or taken to your local recycling centre (RC), unless they still contain medication.

  • Which home bin

    Blister packs and medicine bottles can be placed in your recycling bin at home. Please ensure they are empty and clean.

  • Which RC container

    Use the mixed recycling container.

  • Which RC accept this waste

    All our recycling centres accept medicine packaging.

  • Further information

    Any packaging that contains unrequired medication should be returned to your chemist for safe disposal.

    Inhalers can often be donated at chemists or pharmacies for safe disposal.

Last updated:
2 September 2021
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