Protect Your Pipes (PYP) helps you protect your household from “plumbing criminals": Medications, Wipes, Fats, Oils, Grease, and Frozen Pipes. Proper disposal in the trash—not down drains and toilets—along with plumbing maintenance saves your pipes and wastewater systems from expensive clogs and costly repairs. It also protects our water!

unwanted medications

What to do with pill containers and unwanted meds?

Saturday, October 26, 2019 (10:00-2:00) – You can safely dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications throughout metropolitan Washington via these take back day locations: https://takebackday.dea.gov/

You can drop off unwanted medications at permanent drop boxes any day.
Find one near you:  https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e2s1

Visit our medications tab learn how you can safely and easily dispose of unwanted medications in the trash.


Learn what you can do to protect your pipes via this short video: