Fenny Compton Surgery

 

The High St, Fenny Compton, Southam, CV47 2YG | Tel: 01295 770855

Current time is 23:54 - Sorry, we're closed

The Surgery, Stocking Lane, Shenington, Banbury, Oxon, OX15 6NF | Tel: 01295 678124

Current time is 23:54 - Sorry, we're closed

NHS

How do I dispose of my sharps bins?

How should I dispose of used needles or sharps?

You should use a sharps bin to dispose of used needles or sharps. A sharps bin is a specially designed box with a lid that you can get on prescription from the GP. When full, the box may be collected for disposal by your local council or retuned to the dispensary.
You can use your sharps bin to dispose of medical supplies such as:
  • needles
  • syringes
  • 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.

Find your local council.                               

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.

Opening Times For Fenny Compton

  • Monday
    09:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    09:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    09:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    09:00 until 13:00
  • Friday
    09:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Opening Times For Shenington

  • Monday
    09:00 until 13:00
  • Tuesday
    09:00 until 13:00
  • Wednesday
    09:00 until 13:00
  • Thursday
    09:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    09:00 until 13:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED