HOW & WHERE TO DISPOSE OF UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS AND OTHER DRUGS

Never Flush or Drain!

Unused or expired prescription medications should never be flushed or poured down the drain. These potentially dangerous pharmaceutical substances can contribute to contamination of our water supply if not disposed of properly.

How to Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Painkillers and Other Medications

Programs and Drug Take Back Days

Whenever possible, take your unused prescription drugs to a collection program or event – Reno County has Drug Take Back Days in the spring and fall of each year. You may safely dispose of controlled and uncontrolled substances, over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, creams, non-aerosol sprays, vials, and pet medications at these events.

Safe Disposal Kiosks

Disposal kiosks can be found year round in Reno County at the following locations:

Walgreens, 510 E 30th Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67502
Hutchinson Clinic, 2101 N Waldron, Hutchinson, KS 67502
Ashcraft Pharmacy, 503 N Main, South Hutchinson, KS 67505

Local Police Departments

If your prescriptions contain narcotics or other controlled substances, contact your local police department to find out if the police will accept them. Some police departments will accept non-controlled substances too, but you should be sure exactly what yours will accept before dropping off items.