Dispose of Old Medications Safely at Medicine Drop Off Day

If you've got old prescription medications you don't know how to dispose of properly, you won't want to miss the Medicine Drop Off Day we're holding on Sept. 29!

On that day, bring your old medications to the Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center between 8 a.m. and noon. Our pharmacists, working with the Elk County Recycling Center, will take your old medications and ensure that they are safely and properly disposed of ... free of charge!

We will accept and dispose of: prescription medications, including controlled substances; over-the-counter medications; vitamins and nutritional supplements; veterinary medications; and epi-pens and inhalers.

Please follow these guidelines when you bring your medication in:

  • all medicines should be in their original container;
  • the name of the medication must be visible on the label; and
  • you must use a permanent marker to black out your personal information, such as your name, address, or account number.

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