Latest State Pharmaceutical Takeback Legislation and Local Ordinances

By: Stericycle

Several states are in the process of considering state pharmaceutical takeback legislation, including local drug disposal programs, drug education programs, and takeback initiatives.

We will continue to monitor the progress as legislation moves forward, but at the moment, here are a few of the states considering these types of programs:

Drug Disposal Programs

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • South Carolina
  • Washington

Drug Disposal Education Programs

  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri

Takeback Programs Allowing Pharmacies to Accept Waste or Donations

  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • Oklahoma
  • Utah
  • Virginia

Skagit County, Wash. adopted a pharmaceutical takeback Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) ordinance.

Stericycle Environmental Solutions assists with the compliance of EPR programs and provides products and services to help with pharmaceutical takeback initiatives. Click here to learn how we put our expertise to work for our customers.