Disposing Unwanted Medication

Keeping medicines at home which are no longer needed or out of date is dangerous.


We offer a safe and environmentally friendly disposal of all such unwanted medication.



The propellants in commonly used inhalers are powerful greenhouse gases. Even after the inhaler has been used, significant amounts of these environmentally damaging gases remain in the canister. Landfill disposal of inhalers is harmful to the environment, due to the residual gas from canisters being released into the atmosphere.


Inhalers returned to pharmacies for safe disposal can be disposed of with other medicines waste. This is then thermally treated to destroy the greenhouse gases. 


All used inhalers should be returned to a pharmacy to be disposed of safely 


This is an NHS service