Frequent Questions

How should I dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals in my home?

EPA encourages the public to take advantage of pharmaceutical take-back programs or household hazardous waste collection programs to dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals, such a prescription medications. If there are none available to you, please contact your local and state waste management authorities for guidance on discarding any unwanted pharmaceuticals. EPA discourages disposing of pharmaceuticals in the trash or flushing them down a drain. For more information, please visit:

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