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Report needles and syringes

You should not remove needles or syringes yourself. Due to the danger of needle stick injuries, needles and syringes should not be disposed of in the refuse collection. 


If you find discarded syringes in a public place report them, using the report it form at the top of the page.


Clinical waste should be disposed of in a responsible way. 

A sharps bin should be used for disposal and then taken to a disposal point. 

Sharps bins are plastic containers designed for the safe disposal of hazardous waste. Sharps bins are available on prescription from a doctor. They can take needles, empty syringes, empty insulin cartridges and lancets. 

Full sharps boxes can be taken back to a doctors surgery for disposal, provided the practice is registered with the Environment Agency to accept this waste.

Please visit Worcestershire County Council website for a list of needle exchange locations in the district. 

Kitchen knives

Please ensure that kitchen knives (and any other similar sharp objects) are taken to your nearest Household Recycling Centre. These items must not be placed into your recycling sack, recycling bin, or the black refuse sacks.

The health and wellbeing of the operatives who collect your refuse and recycling, and that of the operatives who sort through the recycling at the Materials Reclamation Facility is most important to us, and we require your assistance to ensure no accidents occur whilst they are carrying out their normal duties.

Please ensure you take sharp items to your local Household Recycling Centre or to one of the disposal points listed below. Thank you. 

Sharps disposal points

The following pharmacies WILL accept boxes between 1 and 9 litre. They WILL accept yellow OR purple lidded boxes:

  • Murrays Healthcare Malvern Pharmacies Group Maple Rd, Enigma Business Park, Malvern WR14 1GQ 01684 89194
  • Murrays Healthcare Prospect View, 300 Pickersleigh Road, Malvern, WR14 2GP. Tel: 01684 567281
  • Murrays Healthcare 146 Worcester Road, Malvern WR14 1SS 01684 575990

Please note, the below pharmacies are only obliged to take one litre Sharps boxes. 

  • Evans Pharmacy, 231 Worcester Road, Malvern, WR14 1SU. Tel: 01684 575216
  • Lloyds Pharmacy 93-95 Barnards Green Road, Malvern WR14 3LU 01684 573811
  • Virdee G (Lygon Pharmacy) 84 Worcester Road, Malvern WR14 1NY01684 561196
  • Rowland L & Co 7-9 Teme Street, Tenbury Wells, WR15 8BB01584 810480

Additional Sharps disposal points in Worcestershire:

Scriptcare Ltd (T/A Hillview Pharmacy) 60 Bromsgrove Road, Redditch, Worcestershire B97 4RN
Stewarts Pharmacy 75-77,  Port Street, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 3LF
Vale Pharmacy Evesham Medical Centre, Abbey Lane, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 4BS
Stewarts Pharmacy The Chapel,Waterside, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 1JZ
Scales Pharmacy 40-42 Astwood Road, Worcester, Worcestershire WR3 8EZ
Scales Pharmacy  37-8 Upper Tything, Worcester, Worcestershire WR1 1JZ
Scales Pharmacy  27 Lichfield Avenue, Worcester, Worcestershire WR5 1NW
PCT  (Peak Pharmacy) Turnpike House Medical Centre, 35 Newtown Road, Worcester, Worcestershire WR5 1HG
PCT  (The Halt Pharmacy) 1A Ingles Drive, Henwick Road, Halt, Worcester, Worcestershire WR2 5HL
PCT (Peak) Elbury Moor Health Centre, Fairfield Close, Worcester, Worcestershire WR4 9TX
PCT  (Peak) St Johns Medical Centre, 299 Bromyard Road, Worcester, Worcestershire WR2 5PB
PCT (Peak) Bewdley Medical Centre, Dog Lane, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 2EF
PCT (Peak) Barbourne Health Centre, 4 Droitwich Road, Worcester, Worcestershire WR3 7LH
J&J Pharmacy 177 Bath Road, Worcester, Worcestershire WR5 3AQ