The household hazardous waste program no longer accepts prescription drugs. Below are residential disposal options:
- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsors a national drug take back program. More information can be found here.
- National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) has the Rx Drug Drop Box Program which is a year round drop off program that accepts any pills, capsules, patches whether Rx or over the counter. No needles or liquids accepted. (The Madeira Police Department is no longer accepting medications) Visit this link for drop-off locations: http://rxdrugdropbox.org/
- CVS pharmacy announced that all 7,200 of its locations now offer the Sharps Compliance Inc. medication disposal system, which allows customers to dispose unused or expired medication. The postage-paid envelopes cost $3.99 each and allow customers to mail their unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications to Sharp Compliance’s Texas facility for disposal.
- Kroger offers the The TakeAway Environmental Returns System™ for $2.99 at your Kroger Pharmacy. Use Use the envelopes to put unused or expired prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs into it, seal and mail it through the U.S. Postal Service.
In addition to CVS, Walgreens, Kroger and Rite-Aide have teamed with the company. Visit their website for more information or ask your local pharmacy to see if they participate in this program.
Controlled substances are excluded from the mail back programs.