Unwanted Medicines return service

Why do we need this service?

It is important to dispose of unwanted and out of date medicines safely to avoid polluting our waterways and earth via landfill. 

If medicines are thrown into the garbage bin, or flushed down the sink or toilet, they can leach into the food chain via water, landfill or fertilisers made from landfill. This can be toxic to our environment and to us.

The safest way to dispose of unwanted medicines is through the Return Unwanted Medicines (RUM) scheme which is run by a government funded organisation called The National Return & Disposal of Unwanted Medicines Limited.

This group collects unwanted medicines and disposes of them via special high-temperature sealed incinerators.

How do I use this scheme?

Simply bring all your unwanted medicines to the pharmacy, give them to a staff member and we will ensure they are disposed of safely in special RUM bins.

Do I have to pay to use this scheme?

No! It is a free service.