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Learn more about community events from UPMC and local sponsors.

Pennsylvania Resource Council Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Accumulating personal care, cleaning, pesticides, automotive and home repair chemicals creates exposure risks at home that may result in people getting sick. Proper disposal minimizes risks at home and in the environment and prevents unnecessary health threat.

UPMC continues to be a proud cosponsor of the Southwestern Pa Household Hazardous Waste collection events for nearly a decade.

Learn more about the ongoing events

Drug Take Back Drop-off Locations

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Main Lobby

Falk Pharmacy
Oxford Building
3501 Forbes Avenue, 7th Floor

Hillman Cancer Center/UPMC Shadyside
West End Cafe, located in the West Wing Lobby

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Main Lobby, 1st Floor

Main Lobby

UPMC Hamot
Women's Hospital Lobby

UPMC Mercy
Cafeteria, 2nd Floor

UPMC Mercy Southside
Main Lobby

UPMC McKeesport
1st Floor Crawford Building - Main Entrance

UPMC Passavant
Main Lobby, McCandless Campus

UPMC Presbyterian
Prescription Shop, 1st Floor

U.S. Steel Tower (UPMC employees only)
MyHealth@Work, 12th Floor

Forbes Tower (UPMC employees only)
Main Lobby

Droop off unwanted, unused, or expired medicine.

Acceptable drop off items include:

  • Prescription medications including both controlled and non-controlled substances
  • Non-prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Drugs in their original containers
  • Medication vials with concealed or removed personal information

We do not accept:

  • Health and beauty aids
  • Durable medical goods, home health equipment, home care supplies, personal care items
  • Household hazardous waste (paint, aerosol, cans)
  • Illegal substances and paraphernalia
  • Infectious or institutional waste
  • Medical devices and equipment, medical sharps (needles, lancets), and mercury thermometers
  • Radioactive materials