Properly disposing of medicines is important to human health and the environment. Here are a few tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
- Don't flush medicines down the toilet or pour them down the drain. Doing so could affect drinking water sources.
- Don't throw medicines directly in the trash. Doing so could lead to the poisoning of a child or pet, or drug abuse by a teen or adult.
- Do find out how to properly dispose of medicines (PDF).