If you have out of date or unwanted medicines, both prescription or over the counter drugs, don’t bin them or flush them.
You can take your unwanted or out of date medicines back to your pharmacy for safe disposal, and it’s completely FREE.
Each year enormous quantities of unused and expired medications are dumped into bins or flushed down toilets and sinks. The effects on the environment and human health are unclear but evidence is pointing to the presence of chemicals from prescriptions and over-the-counter medications in soil, drinking water and the surrounding environment. Just as proper medication administration is important, so is safe and cautious disposal.
Remember that unused medicines cannot be recycled
• Even if you never open them, once medicines have left the Pharmacy, they cannot be recycled or used by anyone else.
• Please bring your unused medicines to the Pharmacy for safe disposal.
• NEVER dispose of your unused or unwanted medicines down the toilet.
Unused medicines are a safety risk
• Return out of date medicines to your pharmacy or dispensary for safe disposal.
• If your medicines change – return your old medicines to the pharmacy for safe disposal to avoid mixing them up with your new medicines
• Don’t stockpile medication – it is a safety risk for children and others who might take them
• Store medicines in an appropriate place out of reach of children
For more information on Medicines Waste please visit www.medicinewaste.com