Medication

Eastern

Click on the tabs below for reuse, recycling or safe disposal options.

Medication can pollute our environment and water when sent to a landfill site or flushed down the drain.  Unused medication is considered hazardous waste and should be disposed of properly.

Eastern Waste Management – Collection Events

Eastern Waste Management provides disposal services and collection events for household hazardous waste (HHW), such as oil, paint, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries.

Location: Servicing communities in Eastern Newfoundland (metro municipalities are serviced by the Residential Drop-off at the Robin Hood Bay Regional Landfill).
Phone: 709-579-7960
Email: info@easternwaste.ca
Web: www.easternwaste.ca

Residential Drop-Off – Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management Facility

The Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management Facility provides residents in the eastern waste management region with free disposal services at the Residential Drop-Off site. Items accepted include: bulk waste, beverage containers (excludes glass), mixed containers, paper, cardboard, electronics, garbage, household hazardous waste (HHW), paint, oil, yard waste scrap metal and MMSB program tires (highway, passenger, light truck and motorcycle tires).

Location: 340 East White Hills Road, St. John’s
Phone: 311
Web: www.robinhoodbay.ca

Yellow Pages Listing – Pharmacies

Many pharmacies throughout the province provide puncture-proof sharps collection containers to their customers and take them back when full. Many pharmacies also collected expired medications. Call your local pharmacy to inquire about these services.

Location: Services throughout the province.
Phone: View a listing of Pharmacies in the Yellow Pages.

Think About It

Store expired medication in a safe place, out of reach of children, before returning them to an hazardous waste depot or pharmacy.