August is National Drug Drop-Off Month in Canada, an initiative led by Drug Free Kids Canada (DFK) to highlight the issue of teen misuse of prescription drugs and emphasize the need for Canadians to clear their households of any unused and expired prescription drugs, as well as over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, and to drop them off at their local pharmacy for environmentally safe disposal. As part of ongoing efforts to support Canada's opioid strategy, the BC Pharmacy Association stands behind the call-to-action to encourage British Columbians to bring their unused and expired medications to community pharmacies for safe disposal.
How to find a participating pharmacy near you
Not sure where to return your unused or expired medications? You can search by postal code on the Health Product Stewardship Association site finder at www.healthsteward.ca or by downloading the Recycling Council of British Columbia's Recyclopedia app at www.rcbc.ca.
Still haven't found a pharmacy near you? Ask your local community pharmacist if they accept unused or expired medications at their location.