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Medication Disposal

Learn How to Safely Dispose Of Unneeded Medication

Southwest General’s Medication Disposal Program was designed to help residents in the following communities safely dispose of unused medications, including narcotics but excluding sharps and aerosols.

This program serves residents of:

  • Berea
  • Brook Park
  • Columbia Township
  • Middleburg Heights
  • Olmsted Falls
  • Strongsville
  • Brunswick

Why Do We Need This Program?

What do you do with medication when you no longer need it? Throwing it away may seem like the right answer, but this can have a negative effect on the environment. Additionally, there’s the possibility that another person, even a child, could find the pills and take them. Even if the medication ends up in a landfill, it will degrade over time and release toxic chemicals into the air and soil. Likewise, flushing pills down the toilet can contaminate the community water supply.

For the safety and wellbeing of the community, it is important to safely dispose of medication at a designated medication disposal program.

Southwest General is one of the few health care facilities to offer this free service, which plays an important role in preventing medications from entering the environment and/or falling into the wrong hands.

To learn more about the Medication Disposal program at Southwest General, call Chief Tristan Harker, Southwest General Police Department, at 440-816-4060.