Drug Takeback - Iowa

What to do with Leftover Medicines


Iowa

Follow the links below to find locations for leftover medication take-back in your state. Those with the most information are listed first.

Indicates that a collection site is located within a police station/law enforcement facility.This type of site generally accepts controlled substances.

Indicates that a collection site is located within a pharmacy. This type of site does NOT accept controlled substances.

 

The Iowa Pharmacy Association

The Iowa Pharmacy Association provides information on the TakeAway Environmental Return System, a program for collecting unused and expired medicines that operates at hundreds of pharmacies throughout the state. Click "Find a TakeAway Pharmacy” to search by zip code for participating pharmacies. The Iowa Pharmacy Foundation helps support pharmacy students and pharmaceutical education throughout Iowa.

Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances.

 

AWARxE

AWARxE lists police departments and sheriff’s offices that have permanent medication disposal drop-boxes. AWARxE also provides information on the TakeAway Environmental Return System. AWARxE is a consumer protection program brought to you by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Foundation. ® AWARErx.org is an online resource for information about medicine safety, prescription drug abuse, medication disposal, and safe purchase of medications on the Internet.

Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances. Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted, and to confirm hours of operation.

 

Dispose My Meds

By entering your zip code in the search field of this locator tool, you can find take-back locations at community pharmacies across Iowa. Additionally the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) offers Dispose My Meds information and resources to help pharmacies create programs that allow patients to safely dispose of unused and expired medicines. Click here for a full list of NCPA’s partners supporting this effort.

Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances.

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