Safe disposal of needles and syringes (sharps)

Discarded syringes

If you find discarded syringes in a public place report them immediately to Client Services on 01386 565018

Under normal circumstances, they will be collected within 1 hour.  You should NOT remove needles or syringes yourself.

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. Sharps bins larger than 1 litre will not normally be accepted at participating disposal points.

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

Name Address Postcode Tel no
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
Bengeworth Pharmacy 75/77 Port Street, Evesham WR11 1LR 01386 446244
St Mary's Pharmacy Farmers Way, Westlands, Droitwich WR9 9EQ 01905 778109
Evesham Vale Pharmacy Abbey Lane, Evesham WR11 4BS 01386 47613
Evesham Waterside Pharmacy The Chapel, Waterside, Evesham WR11 1JZ 01386 443422


Contact Details

For general information please contact:

Client Services
Wychavon District Council
Telephone: 01386 565018 between 9am and 5pm, Monday - Friday.