Medicines, whether they are tablets, capsules or liquids for example cannot be recycled. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. For safe disposal please refer to your local disposal guidelines.
Most of our cartons and patient information leaflets can be recycled, as they are paper and cardboard. Blister packs are made of plastic and aluminium foil and have potentially been in contact with toxic or highly potent drugs. Consequently they may require special consideration for their disposal.
You can check with your local recycling centre, they will be able to advise you how to dispose of blister packs or any other packaging you are unsure of.