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Medication Disposal

Medication can be brought out to the landfill year round.

*(An appointment is needed if it is brought out on a day other than a HHW collection day.)     

 

You Can Bring:
Prescription medications  (Except for narcotics and controlled substances) 
Over-the-counter medications 
Medication Samples 
Vitamins 
Liquid medications in glass or leak-proof containers 
Medicated ointments and lotions 

 

Do Not Bring 
Narcotics 
Bloody and infectious waste 
Personal care products 
Hydrogen peroxide 
Aerosol cans 
Thermometers 
IV bags 
Needles or other sharps 
Empty medication containers

 

 

How Does The Collection Work?

- Please keep medication in the original package or bottle

- Make sure that the containers are not leaking or damaged

*(Leaking or damaged items should be put into sealable plastic bags to prevent spilling)

- Remove or block out any personal identification from the containers with a permanent marker

- DO NOT cover up or remove the name of the medication

- It is important to make sure that the controlled substances are separated from the other medications

**(Only law enforcement agencies are allowed to take back controlled substances)

 

 

Never flush or pour unused medicine down the drain.

Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all medicines from the waste stream.  Drugs can end up going through the plants and directly to our lakes and rivers.  Various levels of antibiotics, anti-depressants, veterinary drugs, birth control hormones and other drugs have been detected in waterways across the United States.

Research suggests that hormones found in pharmaceuticals may cause abnormalities in the reproductive cycles of fish.  Antibiotics in the environment may also contribute to the development of drug resistant germs.

 

Medication Collection Flyer

 

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Barton County1400 Main Street, Room 107Great Bend, KS  67530

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