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Safe Medication Disposal

Community Howard Regional Health, Howard County Recycling District, and the Kokomo Police Department have joined together to sponsor a safe, legal and environmentally friendly disposal of unused and unwanted medications. The medications will be collected safely and processed according to Indiana law. No I.D. or signatures are required.

Howard County residents can drop off expired and unwanted pharmaceuticals, medications, and needles (sharps) for disposal. Materials may be brought to the Community Surgery Center circle on the Main campus of Community Howard Regional Health on designated dates only.

Where: Community Surgery Center circle on the Main Campus of Community Howard Regional Health
2015 collection dates: March 7, June 6, September 12, December 5
Time: 9 to 11 a.m. 

What materials are accepted?

Over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, liquid medications, vitamins, pet medications, inhalers, and sharps are collected.

How should the materials be handled?

All materials dropped off must be labeled to identify contents. Do not remove labels from containers. Names and addresses can be crossed out with permanent marker to protect privacy. If a container is not labeled, please identify the contents on the container. Sharps (needles/syringes) must be placed in a sealed rigid container. Residents may also use containers such as a laundry detergent bottle or coffee can with the lid taped and sealed.

What materials are NOT accepted?

Bloody or infectious waste and IV or oral chemotherapy drugs are not accepted.

This program is for residentially generated waste from Howard County residents only. Medications or pharmaceuticals generated from professional health care businesses, hospitals, or other businesses will not be accepted.

More information

For more information, please contact Community Howard Regional Health at 765-453-8593 or Howard County Recycling District at 765-456-2274.

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