Pharmacies are required to denature CDs prior
to disposal. Usually, this process requires an
appropriate licence but pharmacies can register
an exemption without needing to obtain a licence.
In England and Wales, an exemption is issued
by the Environment Agency and is known as the
‘T28 exemption’. This allows pharmacies to sort
and dispose of CDs and to comply with the 2001
Regulations by denaturing them prior to disposal.
This exemption needs to be registered with the
Environment Agency, which can be done on their