Disposing of Unused or Expired Medications

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Dispose Responsibly

Image of RX letter with pillsDid you know? Treatment plants are not designed to remove medications from wastewater. When chemicals are disposed of in sinks and toilets they can reach the environment unintentionally.

Help support the health of our waterways, environment, and community by properly disposing of outdated or unused prescription or over-the-counter medications.

Here's how.

There are two locations in EID's service area authorized to take unused medications.

If you are not able to take your unused medications to one of these locations then we recommend disposing in the following way:

  • Keep medications in the original bottle marking out all identifying personal information.
  • Crush or dissolve sold medications in water.
  • Mix dissolved, crushed or liquid medications with kitty litter, sawdust, coffee grounds, or another substance that makes it unsuitable for human or animal consumption.
  • Seal the bottle.
  • Place the bottle in a, preferably concealed, non-recyclable container, or label "do not recycle".
  • Then place the container in your trash right before your garbage pick up or take to a landfill.

Taking these steps will help ensure the health of our waterways, environment, and our community.

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