Throwing Out Old Medicine: Doing It Safely

What is Old Medicine?

Medicine that's past its use date or you no longer need.

Why Dispose of Medicine?

Keeping old medicine can be risky for health and safety!

Don't Flush Them!

Flushing medicine can harm our water and environment.

Read the label for disposal instructions.

Check the Label

Peel off personal info from medicine bottles.

Remove Labels

Use a Disposal Bag

Some pharmacies give special bags to put old medicine in.

Mix With Dirt

Mix pills with dirt or cat litter in a sealed bag.

Where to Throw It?

Place the sealed bag in your home trash bin.

Proper disposal keeps everyone safe.