Health Products Stewardship Association

Returning Unused and expired medications in | Pharmacists


The Multi-Materials Stewardship Board’s (MMSB) Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program has been in place since 1998. Unwanted pharmaceuticals can be disposed of at a MMSB-sponsored HHW event.  This program provides safe hazardous waste collection (including medications) for participating municipalities, raising awareness among the general public about HHW issues, and helps establish progressive waste management partnerships with participating communities. For additional information click here.

In addition to providing the public with safe disposal services for HHW, the program also raises awareness about the appropriate disposal of HHWs. Pharmaceuticals from residents only are accepted under the program as collection events are for residents only.

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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