Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications contain chemicals that you do not want entering the wastewater supply. Keep in mind that sewage is treated and recycled, so we want to keep our wastewater as chemical-free as posible. Our wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove chemicals from the water.
The City of Avondale's Police Department has partnered with Arizona Crime Prevention Association to bring a safe location for residents to dispose of their unwanted medications!
Avondale, AZ 85323
All pills, capsules, tablets and liquid medications will be accepted, excluding glass containers. Liquid medication must be sealed in original containers. Inhalers, syringes or other items used to inject medication will not be accepted because of potential health hazards.
An alternative way to dispose of items like these is to make them undesirable, such as crushing them then mixing with coffee grounds, kitty litter or dirt before sealing them in a plastic bag and disposing in the trash.