Medication Disposal

Don’t Flush or Toss Your Old Meds – Take Them Back to Your Pharmacy Instead!
Drop off your expired and unwanted medications!

It’s Easy to Dispose of Medications at the Pharmacy:

  •  Remove or destroy personal information from the medicine containers.
  •  Remove solid medications/pills from original containers and place in a zipper bag or directly in the secured disposal bin.  Keep liquids in original containers and place in the secured disposal bin.
  •  Recycle the emptied pill containers at home or in the pharmacy’s plastic recycling bin.

What Can Be Collected:  Controlled Substances* Schedules 2 - 5, Prescription drugs, pet medications, and medicated ointments/ lotions.

What is Not Collected:  Personal care products, sharps, bloody or infectious waste, thermometers, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, and business waste are NOT accepted.

*Controlled Substances are a specific category of prescription drugs regulated by the Federal Controlled Substances Act.  Examples include morphine, codeine and other opiate painkillers, Adderall and other stimulants/amphetamines, some muscle relaxants and depressants. For a complete list of regulated Controlled Substances go to

CLICK HERE for other pharmaceutical waste collection sites.

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For medical or psychiatric emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.