- lancets used with finger-pricking devices
Put needles or similar medical supplies into the sharps bin immediately after using them and do not try to take them out again. Only fill the bin to where it says “Do not fill above this line”.
Keep your sharps bin in a safe place so it’s not a risk to other people and is out of the sight and reach of children.
Disposing of your full sharps bin
Arrangements for disposing of full sharps bins vary depending where you live.
If you have a medical condition, such as diabetes, and use needles at home, your local council may be responsible for collecting your full sharps bin.
You can find out more from your local council’s website. Local councils can charge for this service, but most do not.
If you are unable to arrange the collection of your sharps bin then please safely take it to a local pharmacy or return to one of the dispensaries during our opening times.