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How do I dispose of residential medications and sharps?
What can I do with my old expired medications / over-the counter medications and prescription medicatiMedications for Disposalons; can I bring them to the Hazardous Products Center (HPC) or flush them down the toilet?
Medication are not accepted at the HPC. Old / expired medication should NOT be flushed down the toilet. Old / expired medications and drugs pose a serious threat to our water sources, water treatment plants (by killing off good bacteria) as well as children, pets and wildlife.

There are two disposal options:
  1. Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA) in conjunction with law enforcement holds a medication/drug disposal event twice a year; hold on to your old medications and dispose of at the CASA event for safe and proper disposal. Please contact CASA at (928) 779-5361 for more information. If you would prefer to be notified in advance of these collection events, please call (928) 527-9005 and ask to get on the automatic notification list.
  2. Or after following ADEQ's Prescription Drug Disposal Brochure or FDA's Guidelines on Unused Medications, medications / pharmaceuticals can be disposed of in normal trash with ultimate disposal occurring at the Cinder Lake Landfill.


I have sharps / needles that I need to dispose of safely; can I bring them to the HPC or put them in my trash?
Sharps and Needles for Disposal
Sharps / needles are not accepted at the HPC. Sharps and needles pose a threat to Landfill operators and wildlife if not properly disposed of as described below.

There are two disposal options:
  1. Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA) in conjunction with law enforcement holds a sharps collection event twice a year; hold on to your sharps and dispose of at the CASA event for safe and proper disposal. Please contact CASA at (928) 779-5361 for more information. If you would prefer to be notified in advance of these collection events, please call (928) 527-9005 and ask to get on the automatic notification list.
  2. Or after following ADEQ's instructions for household sharps disposal, residents can dispose of their sharps in normal trash or at the Cinder Lake Landfill. For more information, please review ADEQ's Sharps brochure.