Prescription drug disposal
Due to laws and regulations, the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency cannot accept phamaceuticals for recycling or reuse.
To dispose of old medications, take them to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, or another local law enfrocement agency that has a drug disposal container. Click HERE for a complete list of locations. You can seal them in plastic bags and place in your garbage. Do not flush medication into sanitary sewer systems or septic tanks. Follow the procedure listed HERE.
Some pharmacies will accept unused medications. Contact you local pharmacy about their acceptance programs.
For additional information and a list of area pharmacies that will take old medicines, review the Take Away program on the Iowa Pharmacy web site.