Take time to clean out your medicine cabinet and get rid of anything that has expired or you are no longer using. Here are a few tips to help with how to get rid of medication properly.
♦ Take them to a medication drop off location—often hazardous waste disposal sites at your local dump
¨ Take them to a local pharmacy to see if they will dispose of them for you (some Costco’s, CVS and other pharmacy’s will take them)
¨ Donate them to a program that dispenses them to third world countries like the Starfish Project. http://www.thestarfishproject.org
¨ Dispose of them safely on your own
▪Keep the medication in the original container
▪Add a small amount of water to the container to dissolve them. Then add something unappealing like kitty litter. (So no animals or children will want them)
▪Seal the container shut with tape, place is a sealable bag and place in a non-transparent container so contents can’t be seen.
▪Discard in the garbage away from kids and pets-not in the recycling bin.