On this upcoming Saturday, October 23rd from 10am-2pm, turn in prescription drugs safely and anonymously for The DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Even though it starts with a "P", Prescriptions are not one of the 3 P's that belong in your toilet. Prescription drugs aren't always broken down in the treatment system, and the compounds can end up in the ocean if flushed. Exposure to even low levels of drugs can be detrimental on fish and other aquatic species, and may also negatively affect human health.
Tossing medications into the garbage also has its consequences as it poses a threat to the health of the environment and the community at large.
Locate nearby safe disposal sites here: https://takebackday.dea.gov/