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disposing of inhalers

Hiya, I've just finished the first inhaler and was wondering what people do people do with the finished inhalers, just chuck them in the bin or take them back to the chemist or what. thanks.

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Mine goes in the plastics recycling bin,

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and mine x

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I usually give them back to my local chemist

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Cartridge goes back to the chemist I have a small box and when almost full I take them to any chemist,plastic in the recycle bin.

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Mine doesn't have a cartridge but if it did I would also return to the chemist.

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I just chuck mine in the bin. Never been told to do anything else. x

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My pharmacy (Rowlands) offers an inhaler recycling service - I just hand mine over the counter as there is no collection bin for them.

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Mine goes in inhaler recycling bin in Boots Chemist

useful web site to find participating chemist ;-

uk.gsk.com/en-gb/responsibi...

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Useful link jojam as I didn't know my local chemist recycled inhalers.

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Thanks, unfortunately there is not one close enough to me. I have been putting them in the glass and plastics bin.

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I just put mine in the household rubbish bin ,

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last time I took them back to the chemist she, looked at me stupid so I just bin them now. 😊

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I pull the empty canister out and the put both the canister and the plastic carrier in the recycle bin. If there is still medication left in the canister I take them to my chemist.

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I just put mine in the General rubbish, I've been using inhalers for many years and have always thought it bad that they couldn't be recycled, the plastic is the wrong type apparently, I'll look into the Boots recycling scheme though.

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Other chemists also take part in the scheme

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The pharmacy in my local Asda recycles them

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You are supposed to take them back to the chemist-it doesn't matter which one.!

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Hi. Our local pharmacy has a recycling bin for inhalers. I usually wait until I have a few then drop them in. As Toci says though, I can't see any reason why you couldn't put them with other recycling (depending on what sort you have).

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wow, thanks all for the answers.

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Hi Erica, I send my plastic inhalers back to the chemist for recycling. Take care, Maximonkey

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