Dispose of Medication Properly

medication disposal

You can help keep our water systems healthy and protect the environment by disposing of medications properly. If you have expired or unused pharmaceutical products in your medicine cabinet including pills, capsules, patches, inhalers or pet medications, do not discard these down the drain or in the toilet. Flushing medication can contribute to water contamination and may cause harm to aquatic life. To safely dispose of unused pharmaceuticals from the home, seek out secure pharmaceutical drop off sites, collection events or contact your local police department, many of whom maintain secure drop boxes for this purpose.