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Needle and Syringe disposal

If you find discarded syringes in a public place report them immediately using the below report form. Under normal circumstances, they will be collected within 1 hour of receiving a report. You should NOT remove needles or syringes yourself.

Report needles and syringes

Due to the danger of needlestick injuries, needles and syringes should not be disposed of in the refuse collection.  This presents a serious hazard to people collecting or handling the refuse.

Needle (sharps) disposal

Where a person treats themselves in their home, it is their responsibility to dispose of any clinical waste in a responsible way.  This should be by using a sharps bin and taking this to a disposal point. There are 3 pharmacies within the Wychavon district that will accept Sharps boxes up to 9 litre, including purple lidded or “toxic” Sharps. These are listed below, as well as other pharmacies in Worcestershire who will accept the same.

Sharps bins are plastic containers designed for the safe disposal of hazardous waste. Sharps bins are available on prescription from your doctor. They can take needles, empty syringes, empty insulin cartridges and lancets. Some patients use ‘B-D safe clip' devices to remove the needle from the syringe. This does not need to be done if the needle and syringe are put straight into the sharps bin.

Where patients are prescribed sharps boxes by their GP they can take the full boxes back to their GP for disposal provided the practice is registered with the Environment Agency to accept this waste.

Sharps disposal points for up to 9 litre Sharps

  • Stewarts Pharmacy, 75-77 Port Street, Evesham, WR11 3LF
  • Vale Pharmacy, Evesham Medical Centre, Abbey Lane, Evesham, WR11 4BS
  • Stewarts Pharmacy The Chapel, Waterside, Evesham, WR11 1JZ

Sharps disposal points for up to 1 litre Sharps

  • Droitwich Pharmacy 53-61 Ombersley Street East, Droitwich, WR9 8RD 01905 771036
  • Corbett Pharmacy 36 Corbett Avenue, Droitwich, WR9 7BE 01905 795618
  • Lloyds Pharmacy Fish Hill, 22 High St, Broadway, WR12 7DT 01386 853356
  • Evesham Pharmacy 30-36 High St, Evesham, WR11 4HJ 01386 48899
  • Morrisons Pharmacy The Link, Four Pools Estate, Evesham, WR11 6UT 01386 40610
  • St Mary's Pharmacy Farmers Way, Westlands, Droitwich, WR9 9EQ 01905 778109

Sharps disposal points for up to 9 litre Sharps elsewhere in Worcestershire

  • Scriptcare Ltd (T/A Hillview Pharmacy) 60 Bromsgrove Road, Redditch, B97 4RN
  • Scales Pharmacy 40-42 Astwood Road, Worcester, WR3 8EZ
  • Scales Pharmacy 37-8 Upper Tything, Worcester, WR1 1JZ
  • Scales Pharmacy 27 Lichfield Avenue, Worcester, WR5 1NW
  • PCT (Peak Pharmacy) Turnpike House Medical Centre, 35 Newtown Road, Worcester, WR5 1HG
  • PCT (Peak) 300 Pickersleigh Road, Malvern, WR14 2GP
  • PCT (Murrays) (Google: Malvern Pharmacy) 75 Church St, Malvern, WR14 2AE
  • PCT (Victoria) (Google: Victoria Pharmacy) 146 Worcester Road, Malvern, WR14 1SS
  • PCT (The Holt Pharmacy) 1A Ingles Drive, Henwick Road, Holt, Worcester, WR2 5HL
  • PCT (Peak) Elbury Moor Health Centre, Fairfield Close, Worcester, WR4 9TX
  • PCT (Peak) St Johns Medical Centre, 299 Bromyard Road, Worcester, WR2 5PB
  • PCT (Peak) Bewdley Medical Centre, Dog Lane, Bewdley, DY12 2EF
  • PCT (Peak) Barbourne Health Centre, 4 Droitwich Road, Worcester, WR3 7LH
  • PCT (Google: Murrays Pharmacy) Enigma Business Park, Maple Road, Malvern, WR14 1GQ
  • J&J Pharmacy 177 Bath Road, Worcester, WR5 3AQ

For general information please contact: Client Services (Wychavon District Council)
Telephone: 01386 565018 between 9am and 5pm, Monday - Friday.
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