Prescriptions and Medications

What to do with prescriptions and medications

Expired, unwanted, or unused prescriptions and medications are dangerous to have around the house. Many pharmacies and police stations offer free, on-site drop boxes for prescriptions and medications.

A pile of various medications, some still in packaging

Prescription and Medication Bottles

Prescription medication bottles

Prescription and over-the-counter medication bottles are not recyclable. Animal shelters will occasionally accept empty prescription bottles for donation. They reuse them for animal medications. Always contact first.

Where should it go?

Find a recycle spot

Where can you recycle or safely dispose of prescriptions and medications in the greater Kansas City area? Search our database.