What are the pharmaceuticals drop off program guidelines?
Bring residentially-generated pharmaceuticals, including over-the-counter, non-controlled medications. See list below for acceptable and unacceptable items. No controlled substances will be accepted. For a list of controlled substances visit the Diversion Control Division of the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency website.

Pharmaceuticals must be in the original container with labels to identify contents. Personal information such as name, address or phone on the prescription label can be blackened out.

Acceptable Items:
Unused and expired prescription medications
Prescription cough syrup
Prescription eye and ear drops
Unused and expired over-the-counter medications
Unacceptable Items:
Controlled substances and non-prescription liquids.
Controlled substances can be crushed and mixed with an undesirable substance like coffee grounds or kitty litter, and then thrown away in the garbage.

For additional program information visit the SWANCC Pharmaceutical/Sharps Disposal website.

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