Inhalers

Alternative ways to recycle
Hazardous Waste

Please properly dispose of inhalers at the Household Hazardous Waste facility – it is illegal to throw it into the black landfill cart or blue recycling cart:

Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
889A Devlin Road, American Canyon  | 1-800-984-9661
Every Friday & Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM
Households: no appointment or fees
Business: appointment only; fees charged

 

Never Throw in the Trash

Older inhalers contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). CFCs can damage the ozone layer, so never throw them in the trash. Follow the disposal instructions on the inhaler’s label and dispose of as Household Hazardous Waste.

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Never Puncture or Burn

Do not puncture the container or throw it into the fire because an inhaler is an aerosol product and could explode.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

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Return Used Cartridges to the Pharmacy

Some pharmacies and law enforcement offices are registered with the DEA as authorized drug collectors; you can drop-off used inhaler cartridges at these locations. Find a DEA-authorized disposal location.