Medicine Disposal

MEDICATIONS – home use only!

  • Hospitals, Doctor’s Offices, & Businesses must follow federal regulations for proper disposal
  • Check with your pharmacy about a take-back program
    • Ryder Pharmacy has a take-back program
  • Do NOT flush down toilet unless accompanying patient information allows this
  • Mix medication with kitty litter or used coffee grounds and put into
    • empty can or plastic bag and dispose of in trash, Remove medications from original packaging
  • Hold for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
  • Medical facilities must comply with all applicable EPA hazardous waste disposal regulations.  Contact the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Water and Waste Management at 304-926-0495 for disposal information.
  • WVU Extension recommends using a locked prescription box

 

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