When you get unneeded medicines out of your house, you decrease the risk of intentional misuse or overdose by teens, family members, or guests in your home. You also decrease the risk of accidental poisoning to children and pets which are, sadly, all too common.
Medicine thrown in the trash can still do harm. When medications are flushed down the toilet, they can get into our rivers, lakes, and oceans. Properly disposing of medications- either in a permanent take back site or during a take back day- keeps our loved ones and the environment safe!