If you administer medicines yourself you are responsible for getting rid of needles, syringes and other medical waste.

Contact your local council about their clinical waste collections.

Never put needles or syringes with your household rubbish or recycling.

Nursing homes and medical establishments

You should arrange for this type of collection through your normal waste collection contractor.

Needles used for non medical purpose

Needle exchange facilities are offered at each of the drug and alcohol hubs in Kent. Find out how to dispose of needles in your local area:

View a list of pharmacies across Kent that accept needles and syringes (PDF, 121.5 KB)