Medicines & pharmaceutical products

Medicines and other pharmaceutical products could harm both animals and fish if they are not disposed of properly.


Pharmacies accept leftover or outdated medicines from households. For used syringes and needles, most pharmacies can provide you a special container. When this container is full, you can turn it in at a pharmacy or the municipality’s hazardous waste collection point.

Special rules apply to cytostatics (cancer drugs). “Normal quantities” can be handed in to a pharmacy, but the municipal recycling centre can accept it as well. Mercury thermometers are also handed in at the recycling centre.

Remember that medicines should never be flushed down the toilet or poured down the drain. The treatment plants cannot remove the hazardous substances, and they will instead follow along out into the waterways.



Last updated: 2022-04-26