The Lawrence County Solid Waste District does not offer a collection program for unwanted medicines.
To prevent theft and environmental pollution, please dispose of unwanted medicines following these guidelines recommended by IDEM:
- Dissolve tablets or capsules in the original container with a small amount of water. For liquid medications, add sawdust, kitty litter, or flour to the original container;
- Remove labels from prescription bottles or completely mark out all patient information;
- Put all lids back on the containers tightly and put them in a heavy-duty, sealed bag;
- Put the sealed bag in the trash so that it is not visible to prevent unintended use or contact.
DO NOT flush medicine down the toilet
For more information, go to http://www.in.gov/idem/recycle/2343.htm
Crowder’s Healthcare Pharmacy and Lincoln Plaza Pharmacy are now offering a program called the Environmental Return System. You can return your old prescription medication to both pharmacies for FREE during store hours.
Crowder’s Healthcare Pharmacy
621 16th Street, Bedford, IN
Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-7PM, Sat 8AM-5PM, Closed Sunday
Lincoln Plaza Pharmacy
629 Lincoln Ave, Bedford, IN
Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-7PM, Sat 8AM-6PM, Closed Sunday