Swansea Bay reports that a selection of practices in the Upper Valleys are trialling a new scheme to recycle old inhalers when no longer needed.


It’s currently only available at:

  • Amman Tawe Partnership,
  • Dulais Valley Primary Care Centre,
  • Pontardawe Primary Care Centre
  • Vale of Neath Practice –

It’s running until the end of January at those practices. Castle Surgery will look to joining should they expand the scheme to the Neath Cluster.

Although the article mentions that it’s for patients registered only at the Upper Valley practices mentioned, it later states:

Members of the public can visit any pharmacy within the Upper Valley Cluster and hand their inhalers in over the counter.


Once handed into a pharmacy, the inhalers are heat treated, so the damaging substances can be broken down by the high temperatures, before the plastic is recycled.