Local take-back events offer residents a free and convenient way to dispose of expired or unwanted medicines or sharps. The local authorities and MED-Project may also sponsor local drug take-back events in your area.
ACCEPTED: Medications in any dosage form, except for those identified as Not Accepted below, in their original container or sealed bag.
NOT ACCEPTED: Herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics, other personal care products, medical devices, batteries, mercury-containing thermometers, sharps, and illicit drugs.
If transferring medications to a sealed bag, please be sure to recycle remaining packaging.
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 medications) contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared sharps containers are accepted.
NOT ACCEPTED: Controlled substances, 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.