Unwanted Household Pharmaceuticals Take Back Program

Online Rx Location Map

Find a Prescription Drug Take-Back Box

Prescription drug take-back boxes provide a place where unused prescription drugs can be safely disposed. These permanent boxes prevent prescription and over-the-counter medications from getting into the hands of children and into the waterways. They make sure they are disposed of in a safe, environmentally-friendly manner. Medication collection events and programs are part of a nationwide effort to reduce the amount of pharmaceutical products being flushed or poured down drains and landfilled.

Items Accepted for the Pharmaceutical Collection Program

Prescriptions:

  • Liquid medications (in leak-proof containers)
  • Medicated ointment, lotions, or drops
  • Pills in any packaging (glass bottles, plastic containers, plastic bags, etc.)
  • Over-the-counter medications Liquid medications (in leak-proof containers)
  • Pet medications

Items Not Accepted in the Program:

  • Blood sugar equipment
  • Sharps/needles*
  • Illegal drugs & narcotics (although police will accept these items if placed in the container)
  • Thermometers*
  • IV bags
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Personal care products (shampoo, lotions, etc) safe At-Home Disposal

*These items can be disposed of safely at one of Solid Waste Management's Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Sites.