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Recycling and disposal in Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties

Medications and medical waste need to be disposed of properly. If not, they can injure waste handlers or increase the chance that others may accidently take or intentionally misuse the medicine. Improper disposal can also increase the spread and risk of infection and pollute the environment.

Medications: The District currently has several dropboxes for medications at local police stations throughout the three counties.

Medical Waste: To help prevent injury, illness and pollution, follow these simple steps when disposing of sharp objects and contaminated materials that are used to administer health care in your home:

  • Place all needles, syringes and other sharp objects in Sharps containers or a hard plastic or metal container with a screw-on or tightly secured lid. A few examples include plastic detergent bottles, shampoo bottles or plastic bleach jugs (do not use clear plastic bottles). Make sure to label “household syringes” before discarding.
  • Do not put sharp objects in any other container that you plan to recycle or return to the store and do not use glass or clear plastic containers.
  • It is also recommended that soiled bandages, disposable sheets and medical gloves be placed in securely fastened plastic bags before they are placed in a garbage can with other trash.

Where to Dispose of Medications and Medical Waste

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Wayne County Justice Center Medications and Medical Waste 201 W North St Wooster, OH, 44691

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-287-5700

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Uniontown Police Station  Medications and Medical Waste 2930 Edison Street NW Uniontown , OH, 44685

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-699-6444

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Sugarcreek Police Department Medications and Medical Waste 126 S Broadway Sugarcreek , OH, 44681

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-852-2212

Hours:

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Strasburg Police Department Medications and Medical Waste 358 Fifth St SW Strasburg, OH, 44680

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-878-7011

Hours:

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Smithville Police Department Medications and Medical Waste 207 W Main St Smithville, OH, 44677

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-669-3471

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Shreve Police Department Medications and Medical Waste 150 W McKonkey St Shreve, OH, 44676

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-567-2600

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Rittman Police Department Medications and Medical Waste 33 E Ohio Ave Rittman, OH, 44270

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-925-6646

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Orrville City Police Department Medications and Medical Waste 201 N Main St Orrville, OH, 44667

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-684-5025

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Ohio State Highway Patrol Medications and Medical Waste 4711 Shuffel St. NW North Canton, OH, 44720

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-433-6200

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Hartville Village Police Department  Medications and Medical Waste 202 W Maple St Hartville, OH, 44632

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-877-2500

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

North Canton Police Department  Medications and Medical Waste 145 N. Main Street North Canton, OH, 44720

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-499-5911

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Newcomerstown Police Department Medications and Medical Waste 124 W Church St Newcomerstown , OH, 43832

Open To: Public

Phone: 740-498-6161

Hours:

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office Medications and Medical Waste 2295 Reiser Ave New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-339-2000

Hours:

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

New Philadelphia Police Department Medications and Medical Waste 122 2nd St SE New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-343-4488

Hours: 24/7 but must call ahead

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Minerva Police Department  Medications and Medical Waste 209 North Market Minerva , OH, 44657

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-868-4177

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Jackson Township Police Department  Medications and Medical Waste 7383 Fulton Drive NW Massillon, OH, 44646

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-832-1553

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Perry Township Police Department  Medications and Medical Waste 622 Genoa Road SW Massillon, OH, 44646

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-478-5121

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Massillon Police Department  Medications and Medical Waste 2 James Duncan Plaza Massillon, OH, 44646

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-832-9811

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Magnolia Police Department  Medications and Medical Waste 328 N. Main Street Magnolia, OH, 44643

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-866-9434

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Louisville Police Department  Medications and Medical Waste 1150 West Main Louisville , OH, 44641

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-875-1607

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Doylestown Police Department Medications and Medical Waste 20 S Portage St Doylestown, OH, 44230

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-658-6582

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Dennison Police Department Medications and Medical Waste 302 Grant St Dennison, OH, 44621

Open To: Public

Phone: 740-922-3131

Hours: 24/7 but must call ahead

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Dalton Police Department Medications and Medical Waste 221 East Main Street Dalton, OH, 44618

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-828-2234

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Creston Police Department Medications and Medical Waste 120 Brooklyn Ave Creston, OH, 44217

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-435-6534

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Stark County Sheriff’s Office  Medications and Medical Waste 4500 Atlantic Blvd. NE Canton, OH, 44705

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-430-3800

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Plain Township Hall  Medications and Medical Waste 2600 Easton Road Canton, OH, 44721

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-492-4689

Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Canton City Police Department  Medications and Medical Waste 218 Cleveland Avenue SW Canton, OH, 44702

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-489-3100

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

City of Canal Fulton Police Department  Medications and Medical Waste 1165 South Locust Street Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-854-2211

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Apple Creek Police Department Medications and Medical Waste 63 E Main St Apple Creek, OH, 44606

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-698-5811

Hours: 24/7

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, liquids and creams only. Please do not deposit needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, syrups, creams, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Alliance City Police Department Medications and Medical Waste 470 E Market St Alliance, OH, 44601

Open To: Public

Phone: 330-821-9140

Hours: M-F 8am-4pm

Other Notes: Citizens can deposit pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills only. Please do not deposit liquid/cream medication, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Village of Brewster Recycling, Yard Waste, and Prescription Drug Drop-off Common Recyclable Materials,Yard Waste,Medications and Medical Waste 145 1/2 SW First St Brewster, OH, 44613

Open To: Public

Phone: For Yard Waste Hours of Operation, Call the Village.

Hours: Dawn to Dusk (recycling and yard waste drop-offs); 24/7 (prescription drug drop-off)

Other Notes: Not accepted yard waste drop-off: treated wood, wooden furniture, railroad ties, carcasses, food waste, and non-organic materials such as plastic bags, mattresses, drywall and other demolition material. No materials from businesses will be accepted. Not accepted at prescription drug drop-off: liquid/cream medications, needles or syringes

Items Accepted: Recycling: Paper, Cardboard, Metal Cans, and plastic bottles and jugs; Yard Waste: live Christmas trees, grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, shrubs, brush, branches, weeds, grapevines, stumps, logs, untreated wood; Prescription Drugs: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Village of Navarre Recycling and Prescription Drug Drop-off Common Recyclable Materials,Medications and Medical Waste 27 Canal St W Navarre, OH, 44662

Open To: Public

Phone: 1-800-678-9839

Hours: Dawn to Dusk (recycling drop-off); Mon-Fri 9am-4pm (prescription drug drop-off)

Other Notes: Not accepted at prescription drug drop-off: liquid/cream medications, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Recycling: Paper, Cardboard, Metal Cans, and plastic bottles and jugs. Prescription Drugs: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Marlboro Township Recycling and Prescription Drug Drop-off Common Recyclable Materials,Medications and Medical Waste 7344 Edison St NE Hartville, OH, 44632

Open To: Public

Phone: 1-800-678-9839

Hours: Dawn to Dusk (recycling); 24/7 (prescription drug)

Other Notes: Not accepted at prescription drug drop-off: liquid/cream medications, needles or syringes.

Items Accepted: Recycling: Paper, Cardboard, Metal Cans, and plastic bottles and jugs. Prescription Drugs: Unused medications, expired medications, mood altering drugs, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, vitamins, pet medications, prescriptions, over the counter medications, drugs

Types of Medications and Medical Waste

This list is not comprehensive. You may call the District to confirm whether or not they accept the items for disposal.

  • Unused/Expired Medications
  • Syrups
  • Creams
  • Mood Altering Drugs
  • Pain Relievers
  • Cold and Flu Medications
  • Vitamins
  • Pet Medications
  • Prescriptions
  • Over the Counter Medications
  • Drugs

 

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