Dispose of Unused Medicines Properly (DUMP) Campaign

(DUMP) Campaign runs from the 4th of September to the 15th of October 2023

The ‘Dispose of Unused Medicines Properly’ (DUMP) campaign is a free collection service available in pharmacies throughout Cork & Kerry for the safe disposal of unused or out of date, prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

Organised by Cork Kerry Community Healthcare with local pharmacists, and supported by Cork County Council, Cork City Council and Kerry County Council, the campaign runs from Monday 4th September until Friday 15th October.  During this time the public are invited to bring unused or out of date medicines to participating pharmacies to ensure that they are disposed of properly. 

The DUMP campaign has run successfully in Cork and Kerry since 2007. In 2022, almost seven tonnes of medicines, were safely disposed of as part of this vital campaign.

Unused or out-of-date medicines can build up in the home for a variety of reasons. Storing these medications long-term is not safe and can result in accidental poisonings, intentional overdose, inappropriate sharing of medicines and environmental damage.

Please click the following link for a list of participating pharmacies.

For more information on previous DUMP campaigns please click the following link 'The DUMP Campaign'.