What to do with it when you're done with it
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Recycle your Pharmaceuticals

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Check with your local pharmacy to see if they will accept unwanted or expired pills, creams, lotions, salves, cough syrups and other medication for proper disposal. Needles (syringes) also need to be disposed of correctly. Several pharmacies will accept needles that are properly sealed and labeled in hard plastic collection containers available to buy at most drug stores. Call your local drug store for this service too. Many types of medicines for people, pets, and farm animals can be dropped off at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot. NEVER DUMP PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS DOWN THE SINK OR TOILET!! Even with a wastewater treatment plant, drugs disposed of in sewage has become a huge problem. Species of fish and animals developing deformities is linked to pharmaceuticals leaching into their habitats from groundwater. Some provinces and states have developed pharmaceutical take-back programs involving manufacturers/distributors and pharmacies. We are looking for information about this program in this jurisdiction. Contact us if you can contribute.

Disposal Options

Links for Livingston County Waste Reduction and HHW
County Links to Three R's sources