Keeping surplus and expired medication or used sharps at home can be dangerous – they could be found by a child, taken inappropriately, or by the wrong person. Used medical sharps such as needles, lancets and allergy or insulin pens could cause an injury.
None of the above belong in your household rubbish or recycling bins – but you can dispose of them safely through most community pharmacies.
Page last updated: 14 February 2019
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