University Health Service

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Now you can dispose of unused and unwanted medications at UHS, with the MedSafe take-back program.

Safe medication disposal protects people from drug abuse and overdose, plus protects our precious waterways.

To dispose of medications:

  • Put any liquids (4 oz or less) in a Ziploc plastic bag before disposal.
  • Arrive during regular business Hours.
  • Put your medications into the MedSafe, located inside UHS, on the first floor near Pharmacy, next to the ATM.
  • You can leave medications in their original containers with assurance that all medications will be kept confidential. 

Acceptable items are:

  • Controlled substances including narcotics
  • Other tablets and capsules
  • Liquids (4 oz or less, placed in a Ziploc plastic bag)

Unacceptable items are as follows, however you may ask at Pharmacy for safe disposal locations for these items:

  • Sharps containers
  • Needles
  • Syringes
  • Aerosol cans
  • Trash
  • Medical devices
  • Chemicals
  • Hazardous materials

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