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Disposing of Pharmaceuticals

    Pharmaceutical Collection

    The Lake County General Health District and Solid Waste District administer the Pharmaceutical Drug Collection & Disposal Program.  This program allows residents to remove controlled substances from medicine cabinets in a swift time frame, thereby reducing confusion, abuse, and the disposal of unwanted drugs down the toilet or in the trash.  All pharmaceutical drugs collected in these bins will be destroyed safely by incineration.  

      Mail Orders, Needles, or Syringes

    NOTE: Remove or black-out personal information on the pharmacy label, otherwise leave in the original package/container

    What to Drop Off: Pharmaceutical Drugs Only

    • Unused Medications
    • Expired Medications
    • Prescription Pills
    • Non-Prescriptions Pills
    • Syrups
    • Creams
    • Pain Relievers
    • Cold/Flu Medicine
    • Vitamins
    • Pet Medications
    Here are the convenient collection sites for residents:

    • Eastlake Police Dept.
    • Lake County Sheriff Office
    • Lakeland C.C Police Dept.
    • Madison Twp. Police Dept.
    • Mentor Police Dept.
    • Willoughby Hills Police Dept.
    • Willoughby Police Dept.



    Monday-Friday 7:00AM-8:00PM

    Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM

    Sunday 1:00PM-5:00PM *Except Lakeland C.C location

    For additional assistance, contact the Health District at 440-350-2543 or