Disposal of Unwanted or Expired Medications
How can I properly dispose of expired/unwanted medications? The programs below take back prescription, over-the-counter, veterinary, controlled substances, herbs, and vitamins... no questions asked. They simply request you leave in original bottle and black out your name with a permanent black marker. Everything received (including drug and container) are incinerated. This helps keeps medications out of our waste stream and off the street.
Take back programs: Click the links to learn more
Can’t find a take back program:
- Recommendations from CT Drug Control on Proper Disposal of Medications: Download here >
- Recommendations from CT DEP on Proper Disposal of Medical Supplies: Download here >
- Recommendations from FDA on Proper Disposal of Medications: Download here >
What do I do with sharps/needles?
What about other hazardous waste disposal (NON-drug/NON-sharps)?
- CT Community hazardous waste collections (NON-drug/NON-sharps): Download here >