Collection and disposal of used sharps bins

Your local district or city council has arrangements in place for the collection and disposal of used sharps bins from self-medicating patients treating themselves at home. Some have arrangements with pharmacies and some collect from the kerbside.

This service is not for residents who are being taken care of by a community nurse or other healthcare professional at home as this waste is the responsibility of the healthcare provider and is not the responsibility of the local authority. The healthcare provider is under a duty to manage the waste they produce and they must take this waste away with them.

To find out specific details for your area on sharps collection please use the links to your local authority below.