Recycle for Scotland

What to do with inhalers?

24 JUL 20 | 1 minute read

Inhalers shouldn't be thrown in the bin. When inhalers end up in landfill, environment-harming residual gas from canisters is released into the atmosphere.

Household recycling collection

not currently recycled

Don’t put used inhalers in your household recycling collection, instead used inhalers should be returned to a pharmacy to be disposed of safely.

Household waste recycling centre (HWRC)

not currently recycled

Inhalers can’t be recycled at household waste recycling centres.

Recycling is constantly evolving and changing so check back for updates or try our recycling locator to find out what you can recycle at home and where you can recycle or pass on unwanted items in your local area.