To do before Saturday--clean out your medicine cabinet
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:15:49 GMT —
Saturday is National Drug Takeback Day, so between now and then, you're urged to collect old medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, and even your pets' medications, for safe disposal.
If you flush old pills, which was 'standard practice' several years ago, its not as safe as you thing: Some drugs get through water filtration systems and end up contaminating water bodies, and ultimately our drinking water.
This Saturday's drug dropoffs are to bring more awareness to the 'no flush' policies, and also to eliminate unused drugs from around your house.
There's a website that will let you find a dropoff point near you, the hours they're collecting, and whether they'll take prescriptions or over the counter medications or both.