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Med Toss

Dispose of unwanted medicines in a safe and environmentally friendly way

Smart Disposal 

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Med Toss
Saturday, September 26
10 a.m. - 2 p.m (rain or shine)

Drop off your unused, unneeded or expired medications (prescription and over-the-counter)
for free during Med Toss at:


» KY American Water at 2300 Richmond Rd.

Med Toss Tips

  • Fayette County residents only; no businesses, please.
  • Participants should remove or mark out ALL personal information on containers.
  • Acceptable items include non-controlled and controlled substances, veterinary medicines, liquids, pills, inhalers, vitamins and mercury containing drugs.
  • Unacceptable items include radioactive drugs.


medicationIf you aren't able to participate in Med Toss and you have medications to dispose of, you have another option.

MedReturn Drug Collection Units have been placed in two locations downtown. You can use the Unit to safely dispose of prescription pills, patches, vitamins and prescription pills for pets.

    • Lexington Division of Police, 150 E. Main St.
      Monday—Sunday from 7 a.m.—10 p.m.
    • Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, 150 N. Limestone, Ste. 236
      Monday—Friday from 8 a.m.—4 p.m.

    Liquid medications cannot be disposed of in the MedReturn Unit. Hold until Med Toss or follow the instructions below.

    • Remove/destroy ALL personal information on labels and containers before throwing them into the trash.
    • Add kitty litter, coffee grounds or other solids to the medication to make it less appealing to children and pets/animals.
    • Seal the container and place in a plastic bag or plastic container so that it is not identifiable as medication.
    • Place in trash.  

    Med Toss is made possible by the Lexington Division of Police, the Lexington Department of Environmental Quality, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky American Water, the Mayor’s Alliance on Substance Abuse, the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy, the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy, Bluegrass Greensource and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, along with other community partners.

    Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government        Live Green Lexington        LFUCG Police  

    Fayette County Sheriff's Office     Kentucky American Water          Bluegrass Greensource       Fayette County Mayor's Alliance on Substance Abuse

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