Accepted items Not accepted items
  • Any brand of empty medicine blister packs

Important information:

  • We cannot accept medicine and medication residue. Boxes received that contain tablets will need to be diverted to Energy from Waste (and therefore may not be recycled).
  • Blister packs must not have originally been destined for disposal as clinical or hazardous waste.
  • Blister packs must not have come into contact with biological contaminants e.g. from within an operating or treatment environment.
  • Any medicine and medication residue including tablets, pills, lozenges and caplets as medicine should be returned to a pharmacy for safe disposal
  • Cardboard, paper and any other types of waste other than empty medicine blister packs
  • Any other medicine containers such as bottles, inhalers or sprays
  • Hazardous waste (for example sharp, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, toxic, infectious or pathogenic) which presents a danger to the environment, or to people.
  • Batteries, pressurised canisters, broken glass and medical waste

We Recommend:

Collect with small Zero Waste Bags

Recycle all Empty Medicine Blister Packs by using our small Zero Waste Bag. Make sure to check off the “Empty Medicine Blister Packs” checkbox on the front of the Zero Waste Bag. When the Zero Waste Bag is full, seal it, request a QR code and drop it at your nearest available Inpost locker.

Buy Zero Waste Bags

How we recycle

Learn more about how we recycle empty blister packs 

Each Zero Waste Bag is opened upon receipt and visually inspected for any non-compliant materials, then consolidated for processing in bulk.

The materials are size-reduced through shredding. 

Metals are removed through magnetized and electrostatic sortation. Sorted metals are then smelted and formed for use in secondary metals manufacturing. Plastics are sorted by density profile and composition through multi-stage air, optical, and water-based mechanical sortation systems. Sorted plastics are mixed with other plastics to make recycled plastic blends that are then used by various manufacturers to make new products.

Click here to find out more about our recycling process.