Medicine Disposal

How Should I Dispose of Unwanted or Outdated Medicines?

Anyone who takes medicines will likely accumulate some medicines that are outdated or no longer needed. If you have such medicines, either prescription or over-the-counter, how should you dispose of them?

We have learned recently that flushing medicines down the toilet or pouring them down the sink is bad for the environment. In general, the preferred way to get rid of medicine is to put it into the household trash.

The SmarxtDisposal Web site has detailed instructions, including a demonstration video, on how to get rid of unwanted medicines.