Proper drug disposal is important.
While prescription drugs are important to those with health conditions requiring such medication, sometimes partially used medications and prescriptions end up sitting in medicine cabinets and drawers long past their need and expiration dates. It's tempting to just toss them in the trash or flush them down a drain or toilet.
Don't do that.
Medicines are chemical compounds. When taken to the landfill,
prescriptions and drugs do not break down easily, and also can harm
wildlife and again lead to the contamination of our water supply.
These negative impacts will continue to get worse without a proper
diposal method, as the number of medications and drugs improperly
thrown away will accumulate over time.
Fortunately, there are places locally you can bring your expired medications to that will properly dispose of them.
There are two annual drug "TAKE BACK DAY" events each year.
Medication Drop Boxes accept:
Not accepted at a drop box:
Please do your part to protect those you love by removing from
your home medicines that are no longer needed and taking them to any
Med Take-Back location.
Our friends at Cook Children's Hospital can also help.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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