Prescriptions and Medications

What to do with unwanted 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.

Plastic pill bottles

Pill bottles are not recyclable. Some animal shelters will accept them for pet medications.

Prescription pill bottles

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.