Medication Disposal


There are 3 easy ways for Tompkins County residents to dispose safely of unwanted, expired, or unneeded medications:

Regular Disposal Events (None scheduled at this time)

Year Round Drop Boxes in Tompkins County   Other sites in NYS

Pharmacy take backs

At our most recent medication collection event on April 26 we collected medications from 24 people at the Slaterville Springs site.


We have not scheduled our next collection event.  We remind you that there are 9 permanent drop boxes available year round where you can bring your medications for disposal. 


Media Contact:  Ed Gottlieb, 273-8381.

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FAQ's  Frequently Asked Questions                   What is involved?                Volunteer form (word)  (pdf)              

Why participate?                                                  Event sponsors                   Volunteer safety information    

Why do we need pharmaceutical disposal management?  

Pharmaceutical Waste Product Stewardship

Information prepared by Wisconsin group including info on proposed legislation in New York State


For more information, click on the links above, call 2-1-1, or email:


Totals to date:
9 collection events
6,910 lbs.
Drop boxes:
380 lbs.





                     Related information:

Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste

Disposing of Sharps (needles)