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Medical Waste - Commercially Generated



Preparation Instructions:

Medical waste is accepted only from residential customers.  Residential customers can place needles, syringes, lancets and other sharp objects in puncture-proof, hard plastic containers you can't see through. Or use metal containers with lids; reinforced with tape. Lids that screw on tightly are best. Then place the sealed container with your trash --- never in a recycling bin.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department has installed drug drop boxes for residents to dispose of unused, expired or unwanted medications.

Residents can drop off medications at:

  • Eastern District204 Pasadena Road, Pasadena
  • Western District: 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton
  • Southern District: 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater
  • Northern District: 939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore

Items NOT Accepted: thermometers, hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, ointments, lotions, liquids, needles /sharps, medication from businesses or clinics

Residents may also find instructions on disposing of expired and unused medications on the Anne Arundel County Department of Health website.  In addition, prescription take-back programs at pharmacies are slowly becoming available.  Some pharmacies, like Walgreens, now offer the service to the public; fees may apply.  For more details, visit the Walgreens website.  


Where is material accepted?
Bulk Pickup Required
Recycling Centers
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off
Non County Alternative