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Medication Collection Instructions:Washtenaw County Medicine Collection Program

  1. Gather your unwanted medications. Please see the list below to find out which items can or cannot be returned.
  2. Leave items in their original containers. Pill bottles, blister packs, ointment tubes, and leak-proof liquid containers are all acceptable.
  3. Remove or black out any personal information on the label to protect your privacy, but make sure the drug name is still visible.
  4. Take medications to a participating pharmacy, and deliver the medications to the pharmacy counter.

    Acceptable Items

    Unacceptable Items

    Non-Controlled DEA Drugs 
    Medication Samples 
    Prescription Medications
    Over-the-counter Medications 
    Medicated Ointments/Lotions
    Cold and Flu Medications 
    Medications for Pets 

    Narcotics/DEA Scheduled/Controlled Drugs
    Sunscreen Products
    Insect Repellants
    Tobacco Products
    Hair Care Products
    Personal Care Products 
    Radioactive Items
    Business Waste
    Hydrogen Peroxide, Rubbing Alcohol, etc.
    Aerosol Cans
    IV Bags
    Sharps/Needles (unless pharmacy approves)
    Bloody or Infectious Waste
    Empty Containers 


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