Improperly disposed pharmaceuticals and medications have been entering our water supplies from a variety of sources, including the flushing of unused medications into sewer systems. Nationwide studies have found low levels of medications such as antibiotics, hormones, contraceptives and steroids in 80% of the rivers and streams tested. Pharmaceuticals that are improperly disposed include chemicals such as over the counter medicines, cosmetics and other personal care products, as well as antibiotics and growth hormones used with livestock.
Do not dispose of your unwanted drugs by flushing them down the drain or toilet.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day officially runs on October 27th, from 10 AM - 2 PM, but local residents can use the following website to check specific permanent locations for the drop-off sites closest to them: www.ClearYourCabinet.com.
For additional information on proper pharmaceutical disposal, please CLICK HERE.