Medication Disposal

The College encourages students, faculty, staff and the local community to engage in safe medication use practices. Prescription and over-the-counter medications should be used, stored and disposed of properly to help stop prescription misuse and prevent harm to the environment.

Inspiring a Community to Engage in Safe Medication Disposal Practices

Students in the Rockwood and Parkway School Districts are invited to compete in a coloring and video PSA contest. Both contests highlight proper medication disposal by raising awareness of the Generation Rx key messages which aim to make sure medications are used, stored and disposed of properly.

Coloring Contest (grades K-5 eligible)

Parkway School District Coloring Contest
Rockwood School District Coloring Contest

Video PSA Contest (grades 6-12 eligible)

Parkway School District Video PSA Contest
Rockwood School District Video PSA Contest

Year-Round Disposal

Instead of disposing of expired or unused drugs in hazardous locations, such as the trash (where children or pets can access them) or the toilet (where medications can leach into the water supply), there are dozens of locations throughout the region for the safe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications.

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Permanent St. Louis Area Medication Disposal Sites

Please call ahead to confirm the site is still operational. Map last updated Sept. 19, 2016.

Learn more about how to dispose of medications safely by exploring our web resources below. Questions? E-mail medicationsafety@stlcop.edu.