Medication Disposal

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The Medication Disposal Program

NEVER flush or throw out your medications!

Nova Scotia has a province-wide program for the disposal of household pharmaceutical waste called The Medication Disposal Program. This program allows patients to return ANY medications they no longer need or “dead drugs” to their local community pharmacies for safe disposal at absolutely no cost! Nova Scotia’s Medication Disposal Program is administrated by the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia(PANS) and disposal costs are paid for by pharmaceutical companies.

Item's Not Accepted :

  • Sharps, needles or syringes
  • Cosmetics
  • Empty pill bottles

Note: This program is NOT for any commercial enterprises, including: doctors' offices, vet clinics, shopping malls, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, workplaces, etc.