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Rx Disposal

Medication DisposalIncreasing amounts of prescription drugs and personal care products are being detected in rivers, waterways, and groundwater.  Wastewater treatment facilities are not equipped to "filter out" these chemicals, so when they are flushed down the drain, they are ending up in our drinking water.  In addition, many children are the victims of accidental poisonings each year due to medications and personal care products in the home.  In order to protect our children and the environment, we must ensure that medications and personal care products are properly handled, stored and disposed!

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  • Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program
    The Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program allows Washtenaw County residents to take back their old, unwanted medications to a pharmacy to be properly disposed - for FREE!
  • Medication and Personal Care Product Disposal Guidelines
    If you are unable to drop off your old medications at any of the participating pharmacies, follow these guidelines for safe disposal of medications within the home.
  • Sharps Disposal
    Information on proper disposal of needles, syringes, lancets, and other sharps.


For more information, please contact Jeff Krcmarik.

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