Many wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove pharmaceutical waste from the wastewater. Wastewater from treatments plants is discharged back into rivers and streams.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has conducted intensive studies on the adverse effects that medications in wastewater is having on aquatic water life therefore it is important to reduce the amount of medications that are being flushed down the drain. For Information on how to dispose of unwanted medication please click on the link below:


To see if your meds are on the controlled substances list, please click on the link below:

List of Controlled Substances

If you have left over controlled substances, you can bring them to the Northwestern Medical Center located in St. Albans. The link below provides additional information on Vermont’s Prescription Drug Disposal System: