Disposal of prescription meds presents a unique challenge when it becomes a part of the waste stream. Finding and implementing solutions that allow residents to easily dispose of their unwanted meds properly is the number one way to reduce exposure and contamination to workers and public. Responsibly disposing of this waste also avoids contamination of waterways and soil. Medicinal waste includes household sharps as well as anything contaminated by blood, bodily fluids, or other potentially infectious materials.

Handling Sharps in the Home:


Proper Disposal Instructions for Sharps.
Print Your Own Sharps Container Label.




Handling Medications in the Home:


NCC Med Waste Brochure 7-5-17
Safely Dispose of Medications at Home.
Management of Medical Wastes.

Drug Take-back locations in the North Country:


Drug Take Back Locations Statewide.