Types of Products
Pharmaceuticals includes prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and veterinary medications.
Consequences of Improper Disposal
It used to be common practice to flush medications down the toilet. However, due to the serious health risks posed by pharmaceuticals, it is considered Household Hazardous Waste and is prohibited by state law to be thrown away in the garbage. Pharmaceuticals must be properly disposed.
Proper Disposal Options
- Ask your local pharmacy if they have a collection program for pharmaceuticals.
- Ask your doctor if they have a collection program for pharmaceuticals.
- You may also drop off your pharmaceuticals at the Household Hazardous wastes. To view a list of locations and hours of operation, please visit the Household Hazardous Waste page.