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How to safely dispose of prescription drugs and other medicine

Most pharmacies accept unused portions of drugs, pills, cough syrup, vitamins, over-the-counter and prescription medication for safe disposal.

Special instructions

  • Contact your local pharmacy in advance to ensure that they will accept drugs and medication
  • Visit the Alberta Pharmacists' Association for a full list of participating pharmacies.
  • Do not dispose of medicine in the garbage, compost or down the sink or toilet as it can be harmful to the environment.
Prescription drugs and other medicine
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