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Disposal of Unwanted or Expired Medications

pharmacy give back program - got drugs?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

Don't Stick Us With Your SharpsCan’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 >
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