Where to Recycle:

Unwanted Medicine

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:

  1. 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;
  2. Remove labels from prescription bottles or completely mark out all patient information;
  3. Put all lids back on the containers tightly and put them in a heavy-duty, sealed bag;
  4. 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

Local Resources:

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

(812) 275-5949

Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-7PM, Sat 8AM-5PM, Closed Sunday


Lincoln Plaza Pharmacy

629 Lincoln Ave, Bedford, IN

(812) 277-1702

Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-7PM, Sat 8AM-6PM, Closed Sunday

Lawrence County Solid Waste

3326 Mitchell Road

Bedford In 47421