Collection of expired medication

Collection of expired medication takes place between 01 June and 31 August 2020 in Nord-West Switzerland. For logistic reasons the following cantons are involved: Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, Aargau and Solothurn.

What are we looking for?

Solid medication such as tablets and capsules. Excluded are liquid or creamy formulations.

Detailed instruction in German

Im angehängten Dokument finden Sie detaillierte Informationen zum Einsammeln von abgelaufenen Medikamenten.

Legal aspects of the project

SwissMedic confirmed on 6 February 2020, that expired medication is assessed as chemical waste according to the Swiss "Heilmittelgesetz". Expired medication has to be banned from trade in order to protect the population and the environment. Destruction of expired medication is not expressly requested according to Swiss law.