Unwanted Medication Disposal
Safe disposal of unwanted medications, sharps and inhalers is important for the health of our families, community and environment. It is important to keep these substances out of our water. There are several options for safe medication disposal in Clark County. Use the green panel on the right side of this page to navigate between different medication disposal resources.
MED-Project - Medication Collection and Disposal Program in Washington
Clark County Public Health has teamed up with the nonprofit MED-Project LLC to provide free disposal of expired, unwanted or unused medicine safely and conveniently. In Clark County, there are many drop-off sites residents can visit during business hours to disposed of unwanted medicine. If driving is not an option, medications can be mailed in after filling out the online form.
Prescription drugs are divided into two categories:
- Controlled substances are under the authority of the Drug Enforcement Administration and may include illegal drugs or prescription medications such as pain killers and tranquilizers. You can find takeback locations for controlled substances here.
- Non-controlled substances include over-the-counter drugs as well as prescription medications that are not regulated by the Controlled Substances Act. Your pharmacist or doctor can tell you which category a medication falls into. Proper disposal is different depending upon which type of medication you have. You can find takeback locations for non-controlled substances here.