Ask your pharmacist how to throw away a known hazard medicine safely—for example, ask what container to use and what to do with the container.
Don’t put any known hazard medicine in the garbage or a sharps container, and don’t flush them down a toilet. If you have extra medicine, ask your pharmacy if you can return it.
Don’t put any sharps (like glass vials, syringes, and needles) in the same container as unused, partly used, or expired medicine.
Throw out used supplies and garbage (such as empty medicine containers or packages, paper towels, bandages, or diapers and pads) in the regular garbage:
Keep the garbage away from children and pets.
Current as of: March 31, 2022
Author: Provincial Hazardous Medication Committee, Alberta Health Services
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