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: 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, business waste and controlled substances* 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. CLICK HERE for a list of common controlled substances. For a complete list of regulated Controlled Substances go to www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/index.html
CLICK HERE for other pharmaceutical waste collection sites.
California Product Stewardship Council: www.CalPSC.org
Don't Rush to Flush Website: www.dontrushtoflush.org
The Rose Foundation: www.rosefdn.org