Health Products Stewardship Association

Returning Unused and expired medications in | Pharmacists


Nunavut does not have a formal territory-wide program for the disposal of household pharmaceutical waste. However, consumers can return pharmaceuticals to community pharmacies and health centers. The pharmaceutical waste collected from those establishments is then sent back to the Baffin Regional Hospital Pharmacy or a Regional Center for recording purposes and incineration.

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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