Medical and pharmaceutical waste from households
- Permanent household medication disposal locations.
Local pharmacies often stock mail-in disposal kits for sharps and/or household medications.
Safely manage infectious waste and medicines in the home
How to safely dispose of medical waste if a community-based or commercial collection program is not available
If you've undergone treatment with radiopharmaceuticals for a disease like thyroid cancer, some wastes you generate may be contaminated with residual radiation.
Certain wastes may have to be temporarily stored, typically for a week or more, before placing them out with your trash.
You and your caregiver should closely follow the instructions provided by your doctor about waste disposal.
Guidance for managing solid waste
Reduce misuse of prescription drugs