Medicines (tablets)

Find out how to dispose of medicines (tablets).


Take unwanted medicines to a pharmacy, where they can be disposed of safely.

Never throw unused or expired medicines in the household rubbish bins or flush them down the toilet.

Children could take the medicine from the bin, and medicines that have been flushed down a toilet could end up in the drinking water system or harm the environment.

Also see 'Needles'.

For recycling/disposal of pill packaging see 'Blister Packs'.