Acceptable Items (Home Toxics/Electronics):
Paint & Paint Products
Batteries – Alkaline, Auto
Corrosives – Acids, Bases
Medicine - OTC
Floor Care Products
No Commercial waste
Air Conditioning Units
Ammunition or Explosives
No Lab Chemicals
Miscellaneous Car Parts
Standard Household Trash
Pharmaceuticals and Sharps
The disposal of unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals down a drain or toilet is damaging to the environment. Research has found that small amounts of pharmaceutical drugs collect in streams, lakes, and rivers by entering through wastewater treatment plants that treat residential, commercial, and industrial wastewater. The majority of these pharmaceuticals enter the sewer system through disposal of unused or expired medications down the toilet or drain. Increased amounts of pharmaceuticals in surface water bodies have been shown to increase bacterial resistance to antibiotics.
- Empty all pills, caplets, etc. into a zip lock bag prior to placement in the container.
- Take empty pill containers away for disposal in a home recycling bin.
- Remove any and all personal information from container prior to placing it in the recycling bin.
- Please only deposit needles, lancets, and similar items.
Please make sure these items are deposited in a rigid, sealed container. (HARD PLASTIC – e.g. laundry detergent containers).
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