Medical supplies and pharmaceuticals pose a potential risk to both the environment and the public. Services are available to assist in disposing of these unwanted materials.
Sharps may include:
These items cannot go in the garbage, as they pose a safety risk to workers, and need to be taken to an appropriate collection site.
Do not put medication down the drain or flush it down the toilet. Medication does not belong in sewage treatment plants or our streams and rivers.
Metro's hazardous waste facility or collection events. Pills should be out of original containers and placed loose in a plastic bag. Call Metro for more information at 503-234-3000.