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Published on April 11, 2021

Spring clean your medicine cabinetDrop off old meds at CCHC pharmacies

April 24 is National Take Back Day, an opportunity to dispose of unused or expired medications in a safe and productive way. Both Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital pharmacy locations have MedSafe medication drop-off boxes available on Take Back Day and every day during business hours.

Medications acceptable for disposal:

  • Pills, tablets, capsules
  • Ointments, creams, lotions
  • Powders
  • Liquid medicines – no more than 4 oz. (Must be in original container, wrapped in a paper towel and sealed in a plastic bag)

Not accepted:

  • Aerosol spray cans
  • Alcohol or hydrogen peroxide
  • Needles, syringes or sharps containers
  • More than 4 oz. liquid
  • Trash
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Home-based care or durable medical equipment supplies