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.
- 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.