What’s the best way to dispose of old or unused prescription medications?
According to the EPA, one of the best ways to safely dispose of unused prescription medications is to properly secure them for trash collection. Here are a few tips on how to do this effectively:
Take your medication out of the original containers, and make sure to remove any labels with your personal information on it.
Mix the medication with a substance like cat litter, soil or used coffee grounds to help deter other people and animals from tampering with it.
Place the mixture into a sealable bag or disposable container with a lid so it doesn’t leak in your garbage bag, and take your trash out immediately.