Every day is take-back day

Safely Dispose of Your Leftover Medication Today!

Pharmacists in your community offer a free and safe way to dispose of your leftover medication with no questions asked every day! Next time that you are in your pharmacy, wish your pharmacist a happy pharmacist month and ask any questions that you may have about drug disposal. 

How to dispose of your needles and other sharp medications
The Nebraska MEDS Drug Disposal program does not accept needles. This is to protect our pharmacy team and those who handle the transport of the disposal containers. To safely dispose of your needles, you can access the instructions by clicking here.

What should you do?

Don’t keep leftover medications—instead, learn how to get rid of them the right way. Don't flush leftover medications! Properly dispose of them by returning them to a participating pharmacy.  Or call 1-800-222-1222.

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About Nebraska MEDS

Nebraska MEDS is a coalition of state and community partners dedicated to educating patients about safe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications. In addition to educational work, the coalition supports disposal programs that allow residents to dispose of unused and leftover medications.

Pounds Collected
April 2021 - 2,132 lbs
January - April 2021 - 9,271 lbs
January - December 2020 - 27,506 lbs 
2016 - April 2021 - 148,516 lbs

Coalition Members

AARP Nebraska Pharmacists Association Environmental Trust Nebraska Recycling Council
Lincoln Lancaster County Health Deparment Nebraska Medical Association
Nebraska Regional Poison Center
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services