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Disposal Instructions

How to participate:

  • Bring unwanted medication to a participating location for safe disposal during business hours.
  • Remove medication from containers and deposit in the disposal bin.

How to handle your medication that is ready for disposal:

Pills & Capsules

  • Remove all pills and capsules from containers and pour into a re-sealable plastic baggie.
  • Recycle empty pill containers at home.

Liquids, Ointments, Creams & Lotions

  • Black out personal information on label.
  • Leave liquid, lotion, ointment or cream in the original container.
  • Place container into a re-sealable plastic baggie and then into the medical waste collection bin.

Medication Patches & Sample Packets

  • Black out personal information on label.
  • Place blister packs containing pills or capsules directly into the collection bin.
  • Place patches directly into collection bin.

What items are accepted?

Items Accepted:

  • Controlled Substances
  • Prescription and over-the-counter -pills and capsules
  • Liquid medications, including ointments, lotions and creams (in sealed containers please!)
  • Veterinary medications
  • Vitamins, supplements, homeopathic remedies
  • Medical patches
  • Inhalers (empty)
  • Medical samples

Items not Accepted:

  • IV bags
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Personal care products (body lotion, shampoo etc.)
  • Aerosol cans
  • Needles/sharps
  • Thermometers
  • Illegal drugs
  • Medical marijuana
  • Any other waste or medication not listed under “Items Accepted”

How-To Guide

Click on the image below to see a step-by-step tutorial on how to properly dispose of your medications

 

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