Dispose of Your Unused Medication
Keep your family and the water supply safe from potentially dangerous drugs. Safely throw away your unused or expired medications, including over-the-counter, controlled or un-controlled drugs at most Avera Pharmacy locations.
Inside the pharmacy, you’ll find a blue MedSafe receptacle where you can conveniently, anonymously dispose of your medicine during regular pharmacy hours. This drop-off receptacle works like a letter box, and is emptied by pharmacy staff.
Place liquid medications of 4 ounces or more in a sealed plastic bag. You may remove Rx labels or black out personal information for privacy. For our staff’s safety, Avera will not accept:
- Regulated medical waste
- Hazardous waste
- Aerosols such as inhalers
- Illicit drugs
- Commercial waste
If you have questions about MedSafe or drug disposal, please call your nearest Avera Pharmacy location.
Donate Unopened, Unused Specialty Medications
Patients can donate specific unused, unopened specialty medications through the Avera Medication Donation Program offered at our Avera Specialty Pharmacy location. Read more about the program and how to donate medications.