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Tennesseans 12+: Now Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine
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Accepted and Prohibited Items

Items Accepted in the 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.

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