Waste pharmaceuticals are a far reaching issue that affects more than just hazardous waste programs. These unused drugs present opportunities for environmental contamination, drug abuse and accidental poisonings. Proper disposal through collection events is necessary to ensure the drugs are completely destroyed by incineration. Taking the easy way out and simply throwing your unused medications in the trash or flushing down the drain can lead to significant environmental problems.
There is a locked drop off box in the reception area. Accepted materials include pills, liquids, salves, powders, inhalers and pet meds. No sharps or biological material. Collections are for City and County Residents and offered at no cost to participants. To prepare your prescription meds you may use a marker to cover your name but leave the name of the drug visible.