Community kiosk drop-off sites allow residents to bring expired or unwanted medicines and sharps to convenient locations for proper disposal.
ACCEPTED: Medications in any dosage form, except for those listed below, in their original container or sealed bag.
*If transferring medications to a sealed bag, please be sure to recycle all remaining packaging.
NOT ACCEPTED: Herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics, other personal care products, medical devices, batteries, mercury-containing thermometers, sharps, and illicit drugs.**
**Please dispose of any items on the NOT ACCEPTED list at your local Hazardous Waste Facility. Call 1 (800) 606-6606 or visit Household-HazWaste.org for details.
ACCEPTED: Sharps (such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, pre-loaded sharps, auto-injectors, intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices used to penetrate the skin for drawing blood, or for the delivery of medicines) contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared sharps containers.***
NOT ACCEPTED: Controlled substances, unwanted medicines not contained in sharps, and loose sharps that are not contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared sharps containers.
***Approved sharps containers should be made of heavy-duty plastic; able to close with a tight-fitting, puncture resistant lid, without sharps being able to come out; upright and stable during use; leak-resistant; and properly labeled as “sharps waste” or with the biohazard symbol and the word “BIOHAZARD” to warn of hazardous materials inside the container.
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