Disposal of Expired/Unused Medications

Expired/Unused Auto-Injectors

If your auto-injectors have expired, first make sure that you have new ones available before disposing of the expired ones.

If you think that you or someone you know could benefit from practicing how to use an auto-injector, then you can use the expired devices for training purposes. Inject into an orange to mimic the process for using epinephrine in an emergency situation.

Sharps disposal guidelines vary depending on where you live. For more information about proper disposal methods for sharps, visit:
www.safeneedledisposal.org or call at (800) 643-1643.

Expired/Unused Medications:
Medicated Ointments & Lotions
Over-the-Counter Medicines
Liquid Medicines

Washington Poison Center (WAPC) currently manages the statewide Take Back Your Meds Programs. This program helps Washington state residents locate pharmacy and law enforcement locations to dispose of their unused, unwanted, and/or expired medications.