Medication Disposal

 

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

Regular Disposal Events - Our next collection event will take place on Saturday, April 29, 10 AM-2 PM.  There are 3 location options:  Details here. 

Please remember that you can drop off your unwanted medicines at any of our nine drop boxes located in many convenient locations across Tompkins County.

Year Round Drop Boxes in Tompkins County   Other sites in NYS

Pharmacy take backs

 

Media Contact:  Ed Gottlieb, 273-8381.

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FAQ's  Frequently Asked Questions                   What is involved?                       

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: egottlieb@cityofithaca.org

 

Totals to date (Apr. 2017):

13 collection events
7,699 lbs.
Drop boxes:
7,458 lbs.

 

 

 

 

                    

Related information:

Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste

Disposing of Sharps (needles)