There are some cities that have drug take back programs that will dispose of your unwanted medications. Check with your household trash or recycling service to see if it is offered in your area.
When in doubt about how to properly dispose of your medications, talk to your pharmacist.
Amanda Hamil is a Pharm D candidate at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, interning at The Pharmacy in Mt. Olive. The Pharmacy can be reached at 631-1201.