EPA encourages the public to take advantage of pharmaceutical take-back programs or household hazardous waste (HHW) collection programs that accept pharmaceuticals.
See EPA’s Web page for on Collecting and Disposing of Unwanted Medicines.
Disposal of medical sharps/needles requires special care.
Medical Waste gives a general definition and examples of types of medical waste.
To locate a local hazardous household waste (HHW) or drug take-back facility: