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Quick and easy tips for getting rid of unused medicines

May people suffer from knee and back injuries and can benefit from re-using prescription medications.  

However, if you no longer use your unwanted medicines you can bring them in original containers with personal information marked out to any participating location for safe disposal during business hours.

If no medicine take-back program is available in your area, you can also follow these simple steps to dispose of most medicines in the household trash:

  • Mix medicines (do NOT crush tablets or capsules) with an unpalatable substance such as kitty litter or used coffee grounds;
  • Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag;
  • Throw the container in your household trash;
  • Before throwing out your empty pill bottle or other empty medicine packaging, remember to scratch out all information on the prescription label to make it unreadable.

These steps will insure no pet or child will find it and ingest the harmful substance.

 

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