Health Products Stewardship Association

Returning Unused and expired medications in | Pharmacists


Saskatchewan has a formal province-wide program for the disposal of household pharmaceutical waste. The Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal program allows consumers to return pharmaceuticals to the majority of the province’s community pharmacies for safe disposal. It is an initiative of the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists (SCP). Under this program, pharmacies have to pay for the pick up of the pharmaceutical waste.

For more information on medications and their disposal, talk to your pharmacist.

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Note: Any of the following items that are unused, expired, in questionable condition, or missing labels

  • All Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications, oral dosage
  • Natural health products, oral dosage

Not Accepted

Please check with your pharmacist or household hazardous waste events for other products

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