Unused Medicine

Unused medicine isn’t safe to throw - or flush - away.

It might seem harmless to toss expired pills in the trash or flush them down the toilet, but it’s not. Drugs can get into the water supply and hang around in the environment for a long time. Set them aside someplace safe at home, and mark your calendar for one of the county’s free collection days for unwanted pharmaceuticals. We host two events each year. All you have to do is drive through and drop off medications you no longer want.

Need to Get Rid of Something Faster?

If you’re looking for a year-round way to dispose of unused medications responsibly, see our unused medication drop box list below or visit Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County.