PHARMACISTS

Register Your
Pharmacy or
Request Service

Fill out a Collection Location Agreement to register your pharmacy. Submit a Service and Supply Request Form for container delivery and pick-up services.

CONSUMERS

Safely return
unwanted medications
and medical sharps

Responsibly return unused and/or expired medications and used medical sharps to participating pharmacies. Medical sharp collection containers are free of charge!

FAQ

Have questions about our programs? Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) received by HPSA.

Environment

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.

Our Impact

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. 

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Kgs of medications collected since inception
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Kgs of medical sharps collected since inception
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Participating Pharmacies
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Member Producers​
Happy World Pharmacists Day 2020! Thank you for your support!