If you discover any material on roads, footpaths or open land which potentially looks hazardous, or see anyone dumping waste, then please contact us straight away. Hazardous items include syringes, batteries, drums of chemicals, some electrical goods, solvents and asbestos.


Needle 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.  The nearest disposal points to you can be found below, please note that sharps bins larger than 1 litre will not normally be accepted at participating disposal points.

Worcestershire Community Pharmacies undertaking disposal of diabetic patients used sharps




Asda Pharmacy

Silver Street, Lowesmoor, Worcester, WR1 2DA

01905 680300

Kitsons Pharmacy

12 Broad Street, , Worcester, WR1 3LH

01905 22861

Lloyds Pharmacy

Spring Gardens Medical Centre, Providence Street, Worcester, WR1 2BS

01905 20086

Lloyds Pharmacy

3-4 St Peter the Great Shopping Centre, St.Peters Drive, Worcester, WR5 3TA

01905 359926

Murrays Healthcare

Barbourne Health Centre, 44 Droitwich Road, Worcester, WR3 7LH

01905 27446

Murrays Healthcare

Elbury Moor Medical Centre, Fairfield Close, Brickfields, Worcester, WR4 9TX

01905 26886

Murrays Healthcare

1A Ingles Drive, Henwick Halt, Worcester, WR2 5AH

01905 422003

Murrays Healthcare

St Johns Medical Centre, 299 Bromyard Road, St Johns, Worcester, WR2 5FB

01905 749077

Murrays Healthcare

Turnpike House Medical Centre, 35 Newtown Road, Ronkswood, Worcester, WR5 1HG

01905 763274

Ogle (DL) Ltd

18-20 St Johns, Worcester, WR2 5AH

01905 428028

Patel DS Claines Pharmacy

153-155 Ombersley Road, Worcester, WR3 7BX

01905 453703

Pinhoe Pharmacy Ltd (Giles Pharmacy)

22 Cranham Drive, Warndon, Worcester, WR4 9PA

01905 451157

Scales Pharmacy

42 Astwood Road, Rainbow Hill, Worcester, WR3 8EZ

01905 23822

Scales Pharmacy

27 Lichfield Avenue, Ronkswood, Worcester, WR5 1NW

01905 353274

Scales Pharmacy

37-38 Upper Tything, Worcester, WR1 1JZ

01905 22136

Superdrug Pharmacy

4-5 St.Swithins Street, Worcester, WR1 2PY

01905 24018

Tesco Pharmacy

In-Store Pharmacy, Millwood Drive, Warndon, Worcester, WR4 0UJ

0345 677 9746

J & J Pharmacy

177 Bath Road, Worcester, WR5 3AQ

01905 354651

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.