Disposal Options

Medication

In September 2010, Walgreens launched the first nationwide Safe Medication Disposal Program, providing customers a convenient and environmentally responsible way to safely discard expired or unused medications.

A specially designed envelope created for the program can be securely sealed and dropped into any U.S. Postal Service mailbox and sent to a medication incinerator facility. The envelopes are never opened, and licensed law enforcement personnel are on-site during processing to ensure safety and compliance.

Since the program began, Walgreens customers have helped keep more than 25,000 pounds of unused or expired medications out of landfills.