Medication Disposal

How do I dispose of my expired or unused medications?

There are several ways to properly dispose of old or unwanted pharmaceutical or recreational drugs. You can dispose of them through permanent community collection sites, local pharmacy programs, household hazardous waste collection events, and city or county prescription drug “Take Back” events. Discarding medications in the household trash is not the preferred method of disposal, but it is legal. If you choose to discard medications in the household trash please refer to the details below.  For more information on “Take Back” events contact Amy Mikkelsen at 801-525-5075 from the Community Health Division of the Health Department.

Where are the community collection sites within Davis County?

BOUNTIFUL CITY:

Bountiful Police Dept.

805 South Main Street, Bountiful, UT 84010 (801) 298-6000

Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

 
Intermountain Community Pharmacy

390 North Main Street, Bountiful, UT 84010 (801) 294-1004

Hours: M—F, 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, Sat. 9 am to 12 pm

CENTERVILLE CITY:

Centerville Police Dept.

250 North Main Street, Centerville, UT 84014 (801) 292-8441

Hours: M— F, 8 am to 5 p.m.

CLEARFIELD CITY:

Clearfield Police Dept.

55 South State Street, Clearfield, UT 84015 (801) 525-2800

Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

CLINTON CITY:

Clinton City Police Dept.

2209 North 1500 West, Clinton, UT 84015 (801) 614-0800

Hours: M—F, 8 am to 5 pm, closed holidays

FARMINGTON CITY:

Davis Co. Sheriff's Office

800 West State Street, Farmington, UT 84025 (801) 541-4200

Hours: M—F, 7:30 am to 5 pm, closed holidays


Farmington City Police Dept.

286 South 200 East, Farmington, UT 84025 (801) 451-4100

Hours: M - F, 8 am to 5 pm


University of Utah Farmington Health Center Pharmacy

165 North University Avenue, Farmington, UT 84025 (801) 213-3200

Hours: Daily, 7 am - 11 pm

 

KAYSVILLE CITY:

Kaysville City Police Dept.

58 East 100 North, Kaysville, UT 84037 (801) 546-1131

Hours: M—F, 8:30 am to 5 pm, closed holidays

LAYTON CITY:

Layton City Police Dept.

429 North Wasatch Blvd., Layton, UT 84041 (801) 497-8300

Hours:  24 hours/day, 7 days/week


Intermountain Community Pharmacy

2075 North 1200 West, Layton, UT 84041 (801) 779-6210

Hours: M—F, 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 5 pm

NORTH SALT LAKE CITY:

NSL Police Dept.

17 South Main Street, NSL, UT 84054 (801) 335-8650

Hours: M—Th, 7 am to 5:30 pm

SUNSET CITY:

Sunset Police Dept.

200 West 1300 North, Sunset, UT  84015 (801) 825-1620

Hours: M—F, 9 am to 5 pm

SYRACUSE CITY:

Syracuse Police Dept.

1751 South 2000 West, Syracuse, UT 84075 (801) 825-4400

Hours: M—F, 8 am to 5 pm

WEST BOUNTIFUL CITY:

West Bountiful City Police Dept.

550 North 800 West, W. Bountiful, UT 84087 (801) 292-4487

Hours: M—F, 8 am to 5 pm

WOODS CROSS CITY:

Woods Cross Police Dept.

1555 South 800 West, Woods Cross, UT 84087 (801) 292-4422

Hours: M—F, 8 am to 5 pm

Is it okay to flush medications down the toilet or sink?

No. When medication and personal care products are flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain, they can end up in our drinking water and/or our recreational waters. The long term effects of these pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCP) are currently not fully understood. We do know however, that having pharmaceuticals in the water supply can affect the local environment, including aquatic life.

Is it ok to throw my old medications in the trash?

Medication that is carelessly thrown in the trash is an easy target for kids. It is also a target for other household members, pets, and even burglars.  However, medication and prescription drugs may be discarded with household waste.  If this method of disposal is chosen, it is recommended to place the pills or capsules in a material, like coffee grounds or soil, and then place the mixture in a plastic container with a tightly closed lid.

How should I dispose of used needles or other sharps from my home?

Isolate sharps in leak-proof, rigid, puncture-resistant containers such as a plastic soft drink bottle, a plastic milk bottle, or a sharps container commercially available. When the container is full, the lid should be tightly secured and taped on. The sharps container may then be placed in the regular household trash for curbside collection.

Contact Information

Physical Address
22 South State Street
2nd Floor
Clearfield, Utah 84015

Mailing Address
Davis County Health Department
Environmental Health Services Division
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025

Phone Numbers
(801) 525-5100 :: Main
(801) 525-5119 :: Fax

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except legal holidays)

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