It’s hard to figure out how to safely dispose of old or expired prescription medications. Medicines should not be flushed down the toilet or drain, as the drugs can make their way into the water supply or leech into the ground. They can be put in the trash, if proper precautions for disposing of prescription medicines are taken.
The easiest way to dispose of these medications is to drop them off at a drug take-back event. The DEA, or Drug Enforcement Administration host a National Prescription Drug Take Back Days every year across the U.S. The event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
There are various places throughout the community where you can drop of drugs for proper disposal, including most local police departments and several Kroger locations. You can find a complete list of area drop-off event locations on the DEA event locator page. Inquiries can also be made at 1-800-882-9539.
If you don’t want to wait for one of the bi-annual take back days in April or October, you can find an authorized collector for year-round disposal at this website: Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations