My DSN and GPs surgery have refused to prescribe me a sharps bin or accept one back if I buy my own. I’ve been told to put my sharps in with the household waste, which I’m obviously not going to do. Apparently, this is what everyone in Glasgow is told to do with their sharps, which is shocking. My local pharmacies won’t accept sharps either and when I rang my local council to ask if it’s ok to just put them in the bin, they said absolutely not, and if they were to find medical waste in my household bin I’d be in for a hefty fine! So I’m out of ideas of what to do with them, does anybody know of a private company that will take sharps from an individual? When I’ve searched for companies that could do this, I only come up with companies that deal with hospitals, GP practices and businesses such as tattoo artists. I’m at my wits end not being able to find anyone to take them and really think both the Glasgow NHS and the council are continually passing the responsibility for sharps disposal between each other, while neither one will actually do anything about it. It’s an absolute disgrace that the responsibility of disposal rests with the individual.