Do you have unused or expired over-the-counter or prescription medicine in your cabinet? Dispose of them properly to help prevent misuse and accidental poisonings and to protect the environment. Wastewater Treatment Plants and Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems are not designed to remove these chemicals. As a result these medications can end up in the environment and eventually in our drinking water.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as local organizations, host "take-back" days, when residents can bring medicines to a designated site for proper disposal. Learn more about the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative.