Like most Americans, you probably have unwanted medicines somewhere in your home - in the bathroom cabinet, refrigerator, bedside table... and chances are they are no longer being used. So if you have aspirins, antidepressants or heart meds, diet pills, or even vitamins you no longer want, it's time to take action.
- Drop off at a FREE collection event near you on Saturday, September 29, 2012, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Just enter your zip code on this DEA site to find a collection event.
- Learn how to get rid of your unwanted medines at home without flushing or washing down the drain. Click here to look at the flyer. This is the cheapest and most environmentally friendly method that is available 365 days a year!
- Find a local independent community pharmacy that offers a drop box. Please call first to make sure they still provide this service. Pharmacies cannot accept controlled substances (narcotics, such as Tylenol with codeine) at this time due to current federal regulations.
- Some retail pharmacies sell mailers for you to ship your unwanted medicines to a returns program that disposes of the medicines. cannot be sent in these mailers due to current . Link to the site here. Call to confirm that the medicine mailers are available at that location and the cost of each mailer.
Note that giving your unwanted, unused or expired meds to your doctor or pharmacist is not appropriate in Pennsylvania. They may take it, but what do they do with it? You may be putting at risk their license to prescribe or dispense medications.
If you'd like us to present to your group, please contact us at 215-765-8703 to schedule for a low fee. We are all responsible for keeping medicines out of our water.