Proper Disposal of Household Prescriptions and Over-the-Counter Drugs
Do NOT flush or pour unwanted, unused or expired medications down the drain.
This includes expired and unused prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs.
Why Not Flush?
Flushed medications can get into our lakes, rivers and streams
Research has shown that continuous exposure to low levels of medications
has altered the behavior and physiology of fish and aquatic organisms.
Pharmaceuticals enter our wastewater from a variety of sources including the flushing of unused medications.
Long-term exposure to low levels of antibiotics might result in the evolution of, or selection for, drug-resistant microbes and bacteria.