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Disposal of Unwanted Medicines
Safety First

It is not unusual to have out of date or unwanted medicines in your medical cabinets or first aid boxes at home.

However, it is very important to ensure that these are disposed of safely.

Always read the leaflets accompanying your medicines for further advice.

You may take your unwanted or out of date medicines to your local Britannia Pharmacy where our staff will be happy to dispose them for you, using our DOOP service. The Environmental Agency regulates this service and collects such medicines from our pharmacies at regular intervals.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept chemicals or syringes and you should contact your local Council for assistance.

For information regarding the collection of medicines from Nursing and Residential Homes, please see our Care Services section