Recycling your Inhaler

Recycling is one of the simplest ways we can make a difference to our environment and reduce our carbon footprint.

Patients can return all used inhalers to any community pharmacy to be disposed of in an environmentally safe way, preventing the release of greenhouse gases that occurs when inhalers are sent to landfill. 

The inhaler will be incinerated in medical waste, which is a surprisingly good way to dispose of them. The damaging propellants are broken down by the high temperatures into other products which are far less powerful greenhouse gases. More details available here on the recycle now site.

If every inhaler user in the UK returned all their inhalers for one year, this could save 512,330 tonnes of carbon dioxide — the same as a Volkswagen Golf being driven around the world 88,606 times.

Don’t put your inhaler in kerbside recycling – it will not be recycled.

The nearest pharmacies to Harbourside are:

  • Boots Pharmacy – 50 High Street,Portishead, Bristol, Avon, BS20 6EL
  • West Hill Pharmacy – 117 Avon Way, West Hill, Portishead, Bristol BS20 6LT
  • Lloyds Pharmacy – C/O Waitrose, Harbour Rd, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7DE