How to safely dispose of medication

Permanent medication collection boxes are available at several Chester County locations. These boxes allow you to safely and anonymously get rid of unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs. In both 2017 and 2018, over 10,000 pounds of excess medications were collected in Chester County.

 

Products Accepted

  • Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications

  • Tablets and capsules

  • Prescription patches

  • Medical creams and ointments

  • Vitamins

  • Nasal sprays

  • Pet medicines

  • Liquid medications in original bottles (only accepted at select locations)

Products Not Accepted

  • Intravenous Solutions

  • Injectables, syringes, and needles (i.e. EpiPens)

  • Hydrogen peroxide

  • Compressed cylinders or aerosols (e.g., asthma inhalers)

  • Iodine-containing medications

  • Thermometers

  • Alcohol