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Health Products Stewardship Association

Service: Take-It-Back Programs

Alternate Name HPSA ; Medications Return Program ; OCR ; OMPR ; Ontario Sharps Collection Program ; OSCP
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
2255 St-Laurent Blvd, Suite 330
Ottawa, ON K1G 4K3
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Intersection St-Laurent Blvd and Walkley Rd
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Visitor parking pass required
Description and Services
Description (Service) Administration of Ontario Medications Return Program (OMRP) and the Ontario Sharps Collection Program (OSCP) in many pharmacies in Ontario. * promotion of efficient collection and safe disposal of unused or expired health products returned by the public in provinces having regulations requiring industry stewardship programs. * List of local pharmacies or other drop-off sites for collection and returns is available on the website.
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ontario residents * clinics, doctors, hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, etc. are not eligible to dispose of their medical waste through these programs
Application Visit the website for locations to return unused and expired prescriptions, over the counter drugs, natural health products, and sharp medical devices. * drop-in

Pharmacies interested in joining the OMRP and OSCP programs can download the form at
Languages English ; French ; Languages spoken vary by pharmacy drop-off location.
Fees None - for public returns of home-use medications and sharps
Service Categories Refuse Disposal Services
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-723-7282
Fax 613-722-1626 * toll free 1-855-228-2099
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Nicole Vanasse, Programs Coordinator; Email:
Alternate Contact Cassidy Johnson, Programs Coordinator; Email:
Primary Executive Ginette Vanasse, Director General; Email:
Other Details
Established 2013
Funding Fees - Industry funding
Print Material Brochures
Resources Website
Accreditation No * Stewardship Association for medical products producers in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia

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