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Get Rid of Old Prescriptions at a Drug Take-Back Box

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Activity Description

Getting rid of medications you no longer use will eliminate the risk of prescription and over-the-counter medications getting into the hands of children and family members struggling with addiction. Prescription drug take-back boxes ensure these medications are disposed of in a safe, environmentally-friendly manner.

How do I do that? 

  1. Find your closest take-back location on the Unwanted Pharmaceutical Take Back map.
  2. Contact the facility before going to drop off your medications to confirm guidelines.

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
  • Pet medications


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