Safe Disposal of Pet Medications

The Kent County Health Department and the Kent County Department of Public Works have joined together to educate the community regarding the correct way to dispose of medicines including pet medications. Medicines that are put in drains, flushed down the toilet, or thrown in the trash can pollute the environment and/or be ingested by animals, potentially causing serious illness or death.

Instructions on How to Dispose of Pet Medications

Download the available flyer for directions on how and where to safely dispose of unwanted medicines. Additional resources are available in the West Michigan Take Back Meds Safe Medication Disposal Toolkit.

Properly dispose of unwanted or expired pet and human medications to protect the environment and your pets and family from accidental poisonings by taking them to a pharmacy participating in the West Michigan Take Back Meds Program.

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