Safe Medication Disposal

October 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
One way to increase safety in your home is by properly disposing of expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medication.
Protect your pills from being potentially stolen and misused by:
  • Youth or other family members
  • Your child’s friends
  • Houseguests
  • Contractors
  • Prospective home buyers
Rather than flushing your medication down the toilet, throwing it in the trash, or leaving it in your medicine cabinet, take your medications to the nearest RX Drug Drop Box. Here you can dispose of:
  • Prescription medications including pills, ointments, and patches
  • Over the counter pills, ointments, lotions, and liquids
  • Pet medications
  • Vitamins
Drop Boxes can be found at many Walgreens Pharmacies, select CVS pharmacies, and most police precincts. Locate a Drop Box near you by visiting: DumpTheDrugsAZ.org. We recommend that you call ahead to busy store locations and check with a pharmacist to see if the Drop Box is available, as they can fill up quickly. To find a participating National Drug Take Back Day Event,

Sharps (needles) are not accepted at the Drop Boxes or the Take Back Events. For more information on how to safely dispose of needles, please visit ADEQ.

Thank you to members of QuTopia for participating in our mini photo shoot and education lesson on using Drop Boxes. We appreciate your support!

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