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




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.
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