Mail-Back Services for expired or unwanted medicines are available, free of charge, to disabled and/or homebound residents upon request. Home healthcare professionals providing services to disabled and/or homebound residents may request a Mail-Back Package on their behalf. Medications in any dosage form, except for those identified as Not Accepted below, in their original container or sealed bag are accepted.
NOTE: The following items are not accepted in Medicine Mail-Back Envelopes: Herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics, other personal care products, medical devices, batteries, mercury-containing thermometers, sharps, illicit drugs, and inhalers.
If transferring medications to a sealed bag, please be sure to recycle remaining packaging.
Mail-Back Services for inhalers are available, free of charge, to disabled and/or homebound residents upon request. Home healthcare professionals providing services to disabled and/or home-bound residents may request a Mail-Back Package on their behalf.
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 accept other types of items.
Mail-Back Services for sharps are available to all residents upon request. Persons providing caretaker services to residents may also request Sharps Mail-Back Packages on their behalf. 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 are accepted.
NOTE: The following are not accepted in Sharps Mail-Back Package: 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.
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. Please submit separate forms for each type of mail-back package.