Inhaler Recycling

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Inhaler Recycling - Brockwood Pharmacy, Dorking

The environmental and health risks of not recycling inhalers

It is estimated that 73 million inhalers are used in the UK every year. This number is only set to climb as the respiratory conditions increases. Once an inhaler has been used and there are no further doses inside, it should be recycled.

 

Unfortunately, many are unaware of the correct ways to discard of inhalers and subsequently, they are more likely to be disposed of in a local landfill to slowly degrade and cause environmental harm to the planet as residual gas from the canisters is slowly leaked, releasing harmful CO2 emissions that rival those of roughly 58,000 cars on the road (based on a yearly figure).

 

Our Inhaler Recycling policy and process

 

When it comes to inhaler recycling – all used inhalers should be returned to a pharmacy to be disposed of safely. Brockwood Pharmacy will help with that.

 

Inhalers can be disposed of by the pharmacist along with other normal drugs waste. The plastic and aluminium parts of the inhaler can be used in other useful products, and any potentially dangerous greenhouse gasses can be collected to avoid releasing them into the atmosphere.

 

This environmentally safe disposal route is available at our pharmacy. If your inhaler is out of date or serving you no purpose, don’t let it be destined for the landfill. Take action and bring it in to be recycled at our pharmacy, we’ll be more than happy to have it recycled for you.

Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday8.30 – 18.30
Thursday8.30 – 16.30
Friday8.30 – 18.30
Saturday9.00 – 13.00
SundayClosed
Holidays Closed

Quick Contact

  • Address 1 Bentsbrook Close North Holmwood, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 4HY
  • Phone 01306 888564
pauline woolman
pauline woolman
Excellent professional service- very happy help?
Fiona Watts
Fiona Watts
Staff are always so friendly and efficient. Brilliant pharmacy
Christian Bass
Christian Bass
All the staff at Brockwood, are very kind, understanding and very helpful. My mother - In law has a monthly prescription, which is already for me to collect every month without any problems at all. When she was started on a new drug, the staff told me when she was to be gaven these tablets, and explained any possible effects to look out for. Would recommend Brockwood Pharmacy/ and practice to friends. ?% Thank you to all the staff.
P Raine
P Raine
Excellent service - resolved a longstanding problem that numerous other GPs and Pharmacists have been unable to resolve. Good work and thanks!
Tom Daly
Tom Daly
What a friendly, helpful and professional service! There was a recent shortage of a critical medication for me and my prescription was unable to be fulfilled, however, they went out of their way and phoned all the the other pharmacies in Dorking to see if the item could be sourced. Alas, no luck (Brexit?) but they were able to suggest an alternative and advise on the course of action to enable me to source it. To my great relief the alternative medication was supplied the next day. I am eternally grateful. Thanks:-)
Tom Lennon
Tom Lennon
The staff here are always nice, friendly and helpful. The opening hours are really convenient too, especially the Saturday mornings.
Alison Edser
Alison Edser
Such an amazing helpful team with just the perfect community spirt just so appreciated