The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department announced the addition of two University of Florida drop-off locations for the disposal of unneeded or unwanted pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medications. The two new locations are the UF Health Pharmacy in the Medical Plaza (2000 S.W. Archer Rd) and the UF Health Pharmacy at Shands Hospital (1600 S.W. Archer Rd).
These drop-off locations allow for safe disposal of old medications, which can contaminate our water supply or result in accidental poisoning and the potential of diversion or theft when not disposed of properly. Only products in pill, capsule, or liquid form are accepted, and narcotics or controlled substances are not accepted due to DEA regulations. The pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medicine disposal service is free and available to all households in Alachua County.
“Providing convenient access to safe hazardous waste disposal goes a long way towards keeping our community healthy,” said Alachua County Hazardous Waste Program Coordinator Kurt Seaburg. “These drop-off points contribute to the protection of the County’s water supply.”
The two newest locations bring the list of drop-off points in Gainesville to 11, including the Alachua County Hazardous Waste Center (5125 N.E. 63rd Ave), the UF Health Pharmacy at Shands Cancer Hospital (1515 S.W. Archer Rd), UF Health Family Medicine (410 N.E. Waldo Rd), Wise’s Pharmacy (708 S.W. 4th Ave), Wise’s Pharmacy (3601 S.W. 2nd Ave A), Southeastern Community Pharmacy (4343 W. Newberry Rd #9), Westend Animal Hospital (15318 W. Newberry Rd), Timberview Pet Clinic (3740 N.W. 13th St), and Shores Animal Hospital (3811 N.W. 13th St).
Learn more about the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department.
For more information about hazardous waste disposal, contact Kurt Seaburg at 352-334-0440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.