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Medication & Prescription Drug Disposal - May 2021

Medicine and prescription drugs play a critical role in our lives, but unfortunately, many consumers are unfamiliar with the proper way to discard leftover or old prescriptions. Medications and prescription drugs should not be put in the trash, recycling, or compost bin, nor flushed or poured down the drain.

Improper disposal can have significant negative impacts on the environment and our communities, but fortunately, a multitude of safe disposal options are available.