Health and medical waste
If you have any leftover unused medicines, please take it to your local pharmacy. The pharmacy team will be able to dispose of the medicines in a safe way.
You should not put medicines in the bin, down the sink or toilet, or give to a friend. It is especially important to dispose of antibiotics correctly. We should treat antibiotics carefully to ensure that they stay working for when we really need them.
And remember, if you are prescribed antibiotics you should always complete the course, even if you start to feel better, unless you are told to stop by a healthcare professional.