Medication Disposal

pills; proper medication disposal; UW Health Pharmacy Services; Madison, WisconsinDo you have old or unused medicine in your home? If you do, don't flush it. Learn more about your options to safely dispose of unused medications:


Health Facts for You: MedDrop Boxes
(includes a list of Madison-area MedDrop box locations)


U.S. Food and Drug Administration: How to Dispose of Unused Medicines



UW Health Take Back Bins


Safely dispose of unused and unwanted medications

Special take back bins are located in several UW Health Pharmacies and available during normal pharmacy hours. Medications must be placed into the receptacle by the patient or their delegate. Staff members are not permitted to accept medications for disposal.


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Take Back Bin Locations

1 S. Park Clinic Pharmacy, 1 S. Park St

1102 S. Park St. Clinic Pharmacy, 1102 South Park St.

Northeast Family Medical Center Pharmacy

East Clinic Pharmacy, 5249 E. Terrace Dr.

Union Corners Clinic Pharmacy, 2402 Winnebago St.

University Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy, 600 Highland Ave.

UW Health at The American Center Pharmacy, 4602 Eastpark Blvd.

West Clinic Pharmacy, 451 Junction Rd.

West Towne Clinic Pharmacy, 7102 Mineral Point Rd.



Pills, capsules

Please remove medications from the container and dispose the loose pills/capsules in the bins.


Not accepted

Lotions, liquids, schedule I controlled substances, illicit drugs, epi pens, inhalers, aerosols, cans, needles, thermometers.