Safe Medication Disposal

Brought to you by Ben Koble – PharmD

Unused medications can pose a major risk for drug diversion, poisoning, or injury.

Flushing medication down the toilet can contaminate our water supply and throwing medication in the garbage can contaminate ground water for generations.

The best way to dispose of most types of old, unused, unwanted, or expired medications (both prescription and over-the-counter) is to drop the medication off at a drug take back site, location, or program immediately.

Many police departments have free medication collections units available. Conewago Township has a unit at 541 Oxford Avenue in Hanover. The hours are 7:30am-3:30pm M-F.

Most pharmacies sell drug disposal solutions.

Responsible drug disposal can protect the environment and future generations for possible contamination.

Call your pharmacy for more information or to find a medication disposal location.

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