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Disposal of Medication and Sharps

The following services are available to currently enrolled Northwestern students at no cost:

For students who have a need to properly dispose of unused or expired medication(s), you may request a self-service mailer which will allow you to package and send your medication to an authorized disposal service. Please request a mailer directly from the staff at the Health Service Pharmacy during the regular hours of the Pharmacy.

For students who have sharps (e.g. syringes) to dispose of associated with injectable medications or blood testing,  you may request a sharps container for proper disposal.  Please see any staff member in Health Service Administration in room 1.118 to request a sharps container during regular business hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. When the sharps disposal container is approaching 75% full, carefully secure the lid and return the sharps container to Health Service Administration and you may receive a replacement sharps container.

Related information from the FDA on sharps disposal