Fill out a Collection Location Agreement to register your pharmacy. Submit a Service and Supply Request Form for container delivery and pick-up services.
Responsibly return unused and/or expired medications and used sharps to participating pharmacies. Medical sharp collection containers are free of charge.
Improper disposal (flushing, pouring down the drain or throwing in the trash) of medications and other health products such as medical sharps, has potential harmful effects on the environment. HPSA return programs help keep these materials out of our natural environment (landfills, ground and surface water, etc.) by properly disposing of them. Together with consumers, pharmacists, and producers across Canada we have a beneficial impact on our environment.
Health & Safety
Keeping easily accessible medications and medical sharps devices around the house, and/or improper disposal of these products, puts family members, pets, garbage and municipal workers, janitors and housekeepers at risk of being harmed. HPSA return programs facilitate the safe management and disposal of used, expired or unwanted products ensuring the health and safety of those in our communities.
HPSA return programs are the safe and easy way to dispose of consumer health products we all have in our homes. On behalf of producers, we educate and encourage consumers on the responsibility of safely disposing of these products before they are thrown in the garbage, poured down sinks, flushed or misused by others. There is no charge to the public as the programs are funded by the health products industry.
Our initiatives have reduced the impact of health care products on the environment. Below are a few numbers we’d like to share with you.