Mail-Back Services for Unwanted Medicines are available to home bound and under-served Residents upon request. Medications in any dosage form, in their original container or a sealed bag are accepted. Each Unwanted Medicine Mail-back Envelope is 8 x 11 inches in size and will hold up to 8 ounces of Unwanted Medicine. *
*If transferring medications to a sealed bag, please be sure to recycle all remaining packaging.
NOTE: The following items are not accepted in Unwanted Medicine Mail-Back Envelopes: Herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics, other personal care products, medical devices, batteries, mercury-containing thermometers, inhalers, 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.
Mail-Back Services for Inhalers are available to home-bound and under-served Residents upon request. Each inhaler Mail-Back Package size is 8 ounces.
NOTE: Only place undamaged inhalers in their original containers in the Inhaler Mail-Back Package. Inhaler Mail-Back Packages can only be used for inhalers and cannot be used for injectors or other types of items.
Sharps Mail-Back Services are available for differentially-abled or home-bound residents and persons providing services to such Residents upon request. 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 medications) contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared sharps containers. ***
NOTE: The following are not accepted in Sharps Mail-Back Packages: Controlled substances, unwanted medicine not contained in sharps, and loose sharps that are not contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared sharps containers.
*** All sharps disposal 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.
Please complete the below form to request a pre-paid, pre-addressed mail-back package. Instructions for disposal will be provided with all mail-back services. This form may be submitted more than once if multiple package types are needed.