Collection of sharps bins

Sharps bins are available on prescription from your GP or pharmacist. To set up a regular collection service for your sharps bin, please contact your GP.

What goes in my sharps bin?

You can use your sharps bin to dispose of clinical waste such as:

  • Needles.
  • Syringes.
  • Lancets used with finger-pricking devices.
  • Clippers.

After you've used the above items they must be placed in the sharps bin immediately - do not try to take them out again. Used needles must not be bent or broken before disposal and must not be recapped.

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