Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or unused medications?
Here’s how to properly dispose of medicine…
Some prescription drugs, such as pain pills, have directions to flush leftovers down the toilet to prevent overdose from unintentional or illegal use.
Meanwhile, most other medicines can be thrown into your home’s trash.
Conceal the medication using something undesirable, such as used coffee grounds or cat litter, to make it less appealing to children and pets.
To protect your identity and privacy, scratch out your personal information on the packaging.
Outside the home, many communities and pharmacies also offer take-back programs for prescription drugs.
Whenever disposing of medication, think about safety.