It’s so easy to find yourself overloaded with expired and unused medication. Most likely a big part of the reason you still have all of those unused medications around is because you don’t know how to dispose of them properly.
We’ve learned over the years that just tossing your medicine into the trash or flushing it down the sink or toilet has negative consequences. There is growing evidence that throwing out unused medications improperly is contributing to traces of pharmaceuticals being detected in the environment, primarily in the water and soil. This may have a harmful effect on the environment and indirectly, on human health.
Thankfully, we now have a safe alternative option for ridding ourselves (and the environment) of our unused medications thanks to MedReturn. They provide a safe, secure and environmentally friendly way to help law enforcement agencies and communities collect and dispose of unwanted or expired household medication, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and unused pharmaceuticals. Most MedReturn units are located inside law enforcement agencies. I dropped off some unused meds recently at a local police station. It only took minutes to do! You can find a handy nationwide list of MedReturn drop off locations here.