What do I do with old medications? Don’t they need to be disposed of in a special way?

Yes, medications need to be disposed of responsibly to avoid harm to other people and the environment. You absolutely should not throw old medications in the garbage, flush them down the toilet, or pour them down the sink. Trace amounts of drug residues have been found in the soil and in water sheds that provide our drinking water.

Visit Recology’s Household Hazardous Waste page to view a list of police station drop-off locations and to learn more on how to properly dispose of old medications.