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​Residential​ Medical Waste Disposal

Residential Recycling in Mecklenburg County

How to dispose of Medical Waste coming from your home.

Never dispose of medication by pouring down the drain or by flushing it. Medication should not be allowed to get in the water system. 

Disposal Options:

Pills, Liquids and Patches:  dissolve in water, then mix into kitty litter. Mix in a disposable container (like a dairy topping container) cover with lid and place into regular trash.

Sharps: (needles and knives) place in rigid plastic container (like a liquid detergent bottle or bio-medical container), tape the lid closed, and place into regular trash (Do not recycle the container).

Operation Medicine Drop (CMPD/Levine Hospital)

Donate Medications:

Only medical facilities are allowed to donate unused medications.  If you are a medical facility, go to


Office Location:

2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208


Hours: Disposal Site Hours Mon-Sat 7 a.m - 4 p.m.


General Inquiries
311 or 980-314-3867