Enoxaparin sodium (Clexane) syringe (sharps) disposal

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The supplier advises that free sharps bins are no longer available to dispose of enoxaparin sodium (Clexane) syringes.

How to dispose of your syringe

When you get your enoxaparin from your pharmacy, talk to them about whether you can bring your used sharps back for disposal. This option is available in many regions. 

Pharmacies may accept your sharps in a suitable household container (they’ll tell you which ones are safe to use) or they may sell you a yellow or purple sharps container.

Important:

Used needles and other sharps are dangerous if they aren't disposed of safely. They can injure people and spread infections that cause serious health conditions, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

  • Do not place sharps in household or public rubbish bins, Council residential waste bins or recycling bins.

  • Some containers such as milk bottles can be quite dangerous as the needles can pierce the plastic.

  • Do not put sharps objects in any container that you plan to recycle and do not use glass or clear plastic containers.

  • Make sure that you keep all containers with sharp objects out of reach of children and pets.

  • Do not flush sharps down the toilet.

Who to contact

Talk to your pharmacy about the best way to dispose of your syringes.