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Pet Medication Disposal

Pet Medication Disposal


Do you have pet medications that you no longer need?

Proper disposal of both pet and human prescription and over-the-counter medication is important for your family's safety and for the health of the environment.

Do not flush medications unless specifically instructed to do so on the drug packaging.

If you cannot dispose of medications through a take-back event, you can dispose of them in your trash through the following methods:

  1. Take waste pharmaceuticals out of their original containers and mix with an undesirable substance such as used cat litter, or coffee grounds.
  2. Place this mixture in a plastic bag or other sealable container, such as an empty plastic container.
  3. Place the sealed container with the mixture in the trash as close to garbage pickup time as possible, to prevent theft and misuse.

It is suggested that you mark out personal information on medication labels before disposing of bottles or packaging.

Updated: February 19, 2024