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New recycling facility added to our map

Did you know you can now recycle empty medicine blister packets at Superdrug’s Pharmacy branches? Our nearest facilities are at:

39/41 Queensway, Stevenage, SG1 1DN, England, phone: 01438 312338  (besides Boots and opposite Primark)     – 69-73 The Arndale Centre, Luton, LU1 2TJ, England, phone: 01582 402834  – 184-186 Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1BJ, England, phone: 01442 250785 

You can find the Stevenage site and an impressive selection of other local recycling facilities on our interactive map.

The collection point in the Stevenage store looks like this:

Superdrug-Stevenage blister pack scaled

Here’s some more information from Superdrug’s website:    

UK’s first medicine packet recycling programme

Hoping to be more green this year and recycle more? Well we’ve got great news for you! We’ve teamed up with brands Benadryl, Buscopan, Calpol, Nurofen, Imodium, Nicorette, Optrex, BuscoMint, Dulcolax, Sudafed and Allevia to include collection boxes in every Superdrug Pharmacy, so you can recycle your empty medicine blister packets.

Start collecting empty medicine blisters so the next time you are able to visit your Superdrug pharmacy, you can drop them off in the dedicated collection boxes. Start collecting your little packs now and start making a big impact!

To ensure the scheme continues to run safely…


  • Only return personal and household waste
  • Only return empty blister packs


  • Make bulk drop offs   (can refuse to take large bin bags of the stuff)
  • Return blisters containing medication (those should be given to the dispensing chemist)
  • Return medicine packaging including bottles and aerosols
  • Return cardboard packaging

Superdrug are working with Terracycle.