Silverwood Pharmacy

Medicine Waste Disposal

As part of our essential service to the public on behalf of the NHS, we can accept unwanted medicines for disposal. It is important that medicine waste is not disposed with general household waste or sewage as this can be a health hazard and damage the environment.

All unwanted medicine should be returned to the pharmacy to be appropriately disposed of via specialist medical waste disposal companies. Once a medicine has been left the pharmacy, it cannot be reused and must be disposed of if not needed anymore.

Medicine waste is a great burden on the strained finances of the NHS (estimated at £300 million) and therefore, we encourage all members of the public to only order medication that they actually use, and not to stockpile.

Please visit for further information about reducing waste.

medicine waste disposal

Returning your unwanted medicines to Silverwood Pharmacy

In order to protect the safety of our staff, customers and the environment, when returning your unwanted medicines to this pharmacy, please take a moment to answer these quick questions. You must be able to answer all the questions with a “Yes” in order for our staff to accept your unwanted medicines. Please tell our pharmacy staff if there are any questions to which you’ve answered “No”:

    ✔️ Are you returning only medicines?
    ✔️ Are you sure there are no needles or other sharps in the bag/container?
    ✔️ Are you sure there is nothing else that may affect the health & safety of our staff?

See below for a list of those items we can and cannot accept:

Yes, we can accept:

✔️  Any unwanted medicines including:
✔️  Tablets
✔️  Creams

✔️  Liquid medicines
✔️  Powders
✔️  Inhalers
✔️  Ampoules
✔️  Ointments
✔️  Capsules
No, sorry we can't accept:

✖  Needles or other sharps
✖  Veterinary products
✖  Dialysis kits
✖  Paints or solvents
✖  Oil
✖  Batteries
✖  Pesticides or other garden chemicals
✖  Anything else which is not a medicine
Please contact your local council’s environmental health department for advice on the safe disposal of products that we cannot accept.
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Silverwood Pharmacy

01709 296500
Silverwood Pharmacy
90 Flanderwell Lane, Sunnyside, Rotherham, S66 3QT,
United Kingdom

Superintendent Pharmacist: Mustafa Bhaiji
Pharmacist GPhC Reg: 2051032
GPhC Premesis Reg: 9010586
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Silverwood Pharmacy
90 Flanderwell Lane, Sunnyside, Rotherham, S66 3QT
Superintendent Pharmacist: Mustafa Bhaiji