Posted by: Green Knight | April 23, 2013

Prescription Drug Recycling

This is an idea whose time was overdue. Expired pills are as dangerous as an expired carton of milk. Here’s an e-mail I just got:

USA.gov Team (subscriptions@subscriptions.usa.gov)

Saturday, April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event runs from 10:00am until 2:00pm.

If you have unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicines, this is a great opportunity to safely discard them.

Enter your ZIP code to find a collection site near you.

Properly disposing of medicines is important to human health and environmental protection.   

  • Don’t flush medicines down the toilet or drain. Doing so could affect drinking water sources.
  • Don’t throw medicines directly in the trash. Doing so could lead to the poisoning of a child or pet, or drug abuse by a teen or adult.
  • Do find out how to properly dispose of medicines (PDF).
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