Can I dispose my medicines and needles in the trash?
Sharps, needles and lancets need to be stored in a home sharps container that can be purchased at any pharmacy and sealed when full. Disposal may be done by mail. Sharps Compliance, Inc. (800-772-5657) and MedWaste Tracker (866-699-6466) are 2 Houston-based companies that provide this service.

Expired and unwanted pharmaceutical drugs may be disposed of by either purchasing a takeaway envelope from your local pharmacy for a nominal fee, or participating in a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day offered by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) twice a year. For more information on this event, visit the National Take-Back Initiative site.

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