Health Products Stewardship Association

Returning Unused and expired medications in | Pharmacists

New Brunswick

New Brunswick does not have a formal province-wide program for the disposal of household pharmaceutical waste.  Some pharmacies offer and finance voluntary take-back programs for certain drugs.  For more information please contact your local pharmacist.

NOT all Household Hazardous Waste Depots accept pharmaceuticals.  Contact your regional Solid Waste Commission directly to find out what items are accepted.

BC Medications Return Program Plan- Consultation Notice
April 17, 2019 The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) is conducting public consultations on the renewal of its Stewardship Plan for...


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