In most cases, unwanted medication should be mixed with kitty litter or used coffee grounds and placed in the trash. For medications that cannot be mixed with these discouraging substances, check with your local pharmacy for regular take back programs hosted there. For proper management of specific medications:
- Head lice shampoo - bring this to our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events.
- Chemotherapy Drugs - return these to the pharmacy or cancer clinic.
- Anti-neoplastic Medicine - return these to the pharmacy or cancer clinic.
- Controlled Substances - return these to your local sherrif's office and look for National Take Back Days. Visit the FDA website for more information.
NOTE: Please do not flush unwanted medication down the drain. It may disrupt your septic system or the water treatment facility. Click here for more information.